Transform two simple ingredients into a fabulous and delicious salad. I really enjoy eating potato salad, but I vividly remember a time when I use to add in spoonsful's of full fat mayonnaise when making my salad. Now times have changed, I have also changed and my potato salad recipe has definitely changed. This week I will be sharing with you a potato salad that is less in calories than your traditional potato salad, I have also included one special protein packed ingredient tinned tuna.
I like to add tuna to my potato salad because it changes the salad from an ordinary side dish to a potential dinner or lunch. I particularly enjoy having this salad for lunch, I will normally add in more vegetables to make the lunch more hearty and filling.
If you are a diehard fan of potatoes or potato salad you will love this recipe, it is delicious, super tasty and easy to make. You can change up the vegetables that are in this recipe for example you can add in green beans, bell peppers or carrots. Whatever vegetables you like or have on hand will be fine.
Creamy Tuna and Potato Salad
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
450g Baby potatoes
1 tin tuna in salt water (drained)
½ cup frozen peas
½ cup mushrooms
1t/5ml dry mixed herbs
2T/ 30ml plain dairy or non-dairy yoghurt
1T/ 15ml Reduced fat Mayonnaise dairy or non-dairy
Salt and pepper to taste
2T/ 30ml spring onion (thinly sliced)
Fill a medium pot with water. Add in a pinch of salt and the potatoes, bring to a boil and cook the potatoes until tender, drain and set aside to cool slightly.
While the potatoes are cooking, fry mushrooms and peas in a little water until cooked. Set the mushroom and peas a side to slightly cool.
Once potatoes have cooled enough to handle, cut the potatoes into bite side pieces.
In a medium mixing bowl add in potatoes, tuna, mushrooms, peas, mixed herbs, yoghurt, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and spring onion. Mix well, check for seasoning if needed add in more salt and pepper.
Serve the salad warm or cold.
Ps: All weight loss starts in the kitchen...