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Tuna, Green Bean & Potato Salad

It's spring! You want green, you want lemon, you want salad–right? My family loves this Tuna, Green Bean & Potato Salad, and you will, too!

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Tuna, Green Bean, & Potato Salad:

It's that time of year when I need easy recipes for lunches and dinner and I'm also planning ahead for parties, backyard BBQ's and more! This tuna, green bean, and potato salad is a delicious one step kind of meal. It goes great as a side dish but can also be served up as a main dish as well. 

Is this an easy recipe to put together? 

This Tuna, Green Bean and Potato Salad is SO easy to put together and is the perfect recipe to use fresh green beans and parsley from your garden this summer.

What kind of dressing is on this salad? 

The homemade dressing adds a light lemon flavor that brightens the whole meal. It makes it taste like a fresh and delicious summer salad that you can enjoy all year round. 

Can I meal prep with this potato salad recipe? 

Yes! This is a great recipe to prep in advance. It's best to prep this salad ahead of time so the flavors can meld. Then the potatoes have time to soak up the delicious dressing! After a day or overnight in the fridge this salad really comes together and everything blends a little better for the best final product. 

Close up of the finished salad recipe in a bowl showing tuna, green beans, and potatoes with dressing.

Do I serve this salad recipe hot or cold? 

As for serving, it's delicious warm, but we also like it chilled the next day for lunch or packed ahead as an on-the-go dinner. So the choice is yours! You can serve this up right after cooking as a warm dinner recipe or you can let it chill overnight and then eat it without reheating. Of course it's always there to reheat for a quick dinner recipe as well. 

What ingredients do I need to make tuna, green bean, & potato salad? 

Here are the ingredients you need to make this tasty salad recipe. It's easy to pull together and you can always use vegetables and herbs right from the garden. 

Salad:

  • fresh green beans
  • gold or red potatoes
  • canned tuna in water
  • celery
  • sliced black olives

Dressing:

  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley leaves
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper

How do I make this delicious tuna green bean potato salad? 

  1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes, until tender-crisp. Remove with slotted spoon, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.
  2. Add potatoes to the same pot of water and return to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, then rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Then add garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, gently combine basil and parsley with the potatoes, green beans, tuna, celery, olives and dressing.
  5. Set salad aside at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving, so flavors meld.

What do I need to make this tasty recipe at home? 

My favorite kitchen supplies make cooking at home easy!

Tuna Green Bean Potato Salad | light refreshing spring salad | so easy to prep and delicious both warm or cold

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Printable Tuna, Green Bean, & Potato Salad Recipe:

Yield: 6 servings

Tuna, Green Bean and Potato Salad

Tuna, Green Bean and Potato Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 2 lbs small gold or red potatoes
  • 2 cans (each 4oz) tuna in water, drained and broken into chunks
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

Cook green beans in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes, until tender-crisp. Remove with slotted spoon, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.

Add potatoes to the same pot of water and return to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, then rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Then add garlic, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, gently combine basil and parsley with the potatoes, green beans, tuna, celery, olives and dressing.

Set salad aside at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving, so flavors meld.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
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Karen

Monday 10th of April 2017

this looks so tasty, thanks for sharing

Vanessa

Monday 10th of April 2017

What a great yummy salad. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

Julie Christiansen

Saturday 8th of April 2017

I've never seen a recipe quite like this. I bet the lemon in this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing at My Busy Beehives #beeparty! Have a great weekend.

Amanda

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Healthy and delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe!

Laurie

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Gina, This looks wonderful. Love green beans and potatoes together and adding the tuna makes this a perfect lunch or dinner. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Brag About It! Pinned.

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