Vegetable Salad with Tuna

This salad cleverly combines tuna with frozen and fresh vegetables to create a pretty plate full of flavour and nutrients.

Number of servings : 4

Prep time: 35-45 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Type of meal : | Salads | Salads

Special diet :

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (150 g) frozen peas
150 g frozen green beans
salt
3 chilled cooked potatoes (waxy variety), unpeeled
1 yellow and 1 green bell pepper
1 medium white onion
2 large tomatoes
2/3 cup (100 g) green olives stuffed with pimiento
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
1 can (180 g) water–packed tuna, drained
lemon wedges, to serve

Directions

  1. Bring 1/2 cup (125 ml) water to a boil in a saucepan with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add frozen peas and beans, cover and cook 5 minutes. Pour into strainer, reserving liquid. Drain vegetables and let cool.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes. Trim peppers and cut into short strips. Slice onion into rings. Halve tomatoes, remove seeds and cut into eighths.
  3. Halve olives if desired. Place olives, peas, beans, capsicum strips, onion rings, tomato wedges and diced potatoes in a serving bowl.
  4. Combine garlic, mayonnaise, oil, lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of reserved vegetable cooking water. Stir together until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour mayonnaise mixture over vegetables. Flake tuna a little. Arrange on vegetables. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional information:

Vegetable Salad with Tuna