Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

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Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins


Serves 4
Whip up a tasty potato and tuna salad in less than half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.71g
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  • 650g new potato, halved lengthways if large
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 cherry tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 175g can tuna



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 200g green beans, halved
  • couple of handfuls of spinach, preferably baby leaves, tear if larger



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the pesto and oil to make a dressing. Halve the tomatoes, drain and flake the tuna. Add the beans to the potatoes for the last 3 minutes of cooking time.

  3. Drain the potatoes and beans and tip into a salad bowl. Stir in the spinach so that it wilts a little in the warmth from the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter the tomatoes and tuna on top, drizzle with the pesto and gently toss everything together.

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11th Apr, 2017
Quick easy and tasty
3rd Apr, 2017
This is such a great recipe - feels so healthy and is incredibly tasty. A great 'after-work' meal. Fast and easy!!
6th Sep, 2016
I love this recipe, it's been one of my go to's for years. I play around with the quantities, adding extra tomatoes, beans, and spinach. I also add capers, and a couple of good pinches of crushed chilli for an extra kick. Makes a couple of days of cold lunches for work.
3rd May, 2016
Made this for the first time and added avocado, boiled egg and used tuna steak. It was delicious with crusty bread!
9th Sep, 2015
Me and my good lady did it without the tuna and added avacado and it was ace.
13th Jun, 2015
Absolutely loved this! So quick and easy. All your nutritious needs in one. I added boiled eggs. Excellent all inclusive dish.
11th May, 2015
Yum! Made this with home-made rocket and walnut pesto, and used baby gem instead of spinach. Will definitely be making it again!
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24th Apr, 2014
check these recipies adding fresh fruits to the green salads, quiet interesting... http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/24/how-to-add-fresh-fruits-to-your-green-salad-4-succulent-combinations/
9th Jul, 2012
Delicious -we through in some sunblush tomatoes - very tasty and quick!
12th Jun, 2012
The pesto and tuna combination worked surprisingly well - I didn't have spinach, so used rocket instead, and added avacado and boiled egg which worked beautifully - tasted delicious cold the next day too!


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