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Tuna and potato salad recipe

A plate of tuna, vegetable and potato salad, with a squeezed lemon at the side

Prep time
15 mins

Cooking time
20 mins

Medium effort


  • 800g new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 200g canned tuna in springwater, drained
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Basil leaves to garnish (optional)
Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis, per serving (1/4 recipe)

  • 841kJ / 199kcal
  • 13.5g protein
  • 31.7g carbohydrate, of which 5g sugars
  • 1g fat, of which 0.2g saturates
  • 4.8g fibre
  • 120mg sodium, equivalent to 0.3g salt


Cook the potatoes in gently boiling water for 20 minutes, until tender.


Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, mix together the lemon juice, garlic and parsley. Add the red onion and set aside.


Drain the cooked potatoes and add them to the salad bowl while they are hot. (They will absorb the flavour of the dressing as they cool down).


When the potatoes are cool, add the tuna, tomatoes and cucumber. Stir everything together gently and season with black pepper. Serve immediately, or cover and chill to serve later.

For a vegetarian version, replace the tuna with 100g reduced-fat feta cheese, cut into chunks.