Tuna Salad Recipe with Potatoes, Capers and Mint
Recipe for Tuna Salad with Capers, Potatoes and Mint
Tinned tuna is great in a tuna salad. This tuna salad recipe is easy to make, and the addition of capers and mint takes the taste to a new level.
It can be served as either a light snack or a main meal, and is also great for picnics or buffets.
Ingredients - Tuna and Potato Salad with Capers and Mint - Serves 2
*300g new potatoes, diced, cooked and cooled.
1 tin tuna chunks in brine - or fresh tuna
Handful of fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
Dessert spoon of capers
2 large spring onions thinly sliced
1 dessert spoon mayonnaise
Handful of salad leaves
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Salad dressing to taste
* Potatoes should be cut to approx 1" square pieces and will need approx 15 mins boiling time to cook. To check they are cook insert a sharp knife into a couple of pieces, the knife should slice through the potato with no resistance. Once cooked remove from the heat, drain and leave to cool to room temperature.
How To Make the Tuna Salad
In a large bowl mix together the diced potatoes, spring onions, capers, mint and mayonnaise.
Place the salad leaves and cherry tomatoes on a serving plate and drizzle with salad dressing if required.
Add the potato mix to the plate and top with tuna chunks.
Serve either on it's own or with crusty bread for a great summer lunch or evening meal
Other Salad Suggestions
This potato part of this salad is a versatile dish.
It can be used on its own as a side dish, or as the basis for a chicken salad rather than tuna.
The capers make it a perfect accompaniment for other types of fish such as smoked mackerel or smoked salmon.
If you're looking for healthier options then replace the mayo with a drizzle of olive oil.
If you find spring onions can be a bit strong try replacing them with chives for a milder taste.
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