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Tuna and bean jackets recipe

Tuna and bean jackets

Prep time
20 mins

Cooking time
60 mins

Effort
Medium effort

Serves
4

  • 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 can of beans (cannellini, if possible)
  • 200g tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 2 tsp tomato purée

Swappable or optional

  • 1 pepper, any colour, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp red or white wine vinegar (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper (optional)

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Don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients – you can just stick to the jacket with tuna and beans for a simple dinner fave.

1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/gas mark 6. Prick the potatoes, then bake towards the top of the oven for 1 hour, or until tender.

2

While the potatoes are cooking, mix together the cannellini beans, tuna, pepper, tomatoes, spring onions, vinegar and tomato purée. Season with black pepper.

For a vegetarian option, use 200g tofu instead of the tuna.

3

Split the baked potatoes open and fill them with the salsa mixture. Serve at once.

Remember to eat the skin of the potato, as it's high in fibre.