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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13th Feb, 2009
Fabulous, so quick & easy & extremley tasty!
11th Nov, 2008
This salad was lovely. Used wild rocket instead of spinach and it was a great success!
29th Oct, 2008
Quick, easy and delicious.
22nd Oct, 2008
Lovely ! Great after work meal. Doesn't take much time to prepare it!
8th Aug, 2008
Im an awful cook , but trying to get a little better this recipe is so easy to follow To my surprise and everyone elses this came out really well and everyone enjoyed it. -
7th Aug, 2008
Really quick and easy to make, tastes gorgeous! We left out the spinach as we didn't have any the first couple of times we made it, and I always roast the cherry tomatoes whilst the potatoes cook (I don't like them raw).
26th Jun, 2008
This is a great after work meal. The potatoes and beans cooked whilst I was getting changed and then all I had to do was add the rest. It was okay cold for lunch the next day too!
8th Jun, 2008
This is a great meal - loved it. I've also substituted Knorr SK Italienische Art dressing, which tastes great.
12th May, 2008
I modified this recipe by using slightly less ingredients and using them to fill a warm wrap. Tastes amazing!
8th May, 2008
Loved this salad! I put a little more tomatoes and pesto than the recipe said and it turned out great. I'll definitely make it again!


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