Recipe: Albacore, Green Bean, and Roasted Potato Salad

Aug 2, 2011 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Recipes, Salad Recipes
Albacore, Green Bean, and Roasted Potato Salad

Albacore, Green Bean, and Roasted Potato Salad

This delightfully crisp and fresh salad is so tasty, so healthy, so lite, and so perfect for a summer day lunch.  It is best with freshly picked green beans out of a home garden.  I like to use assorted varieties and colors of beans to brighten things up even more.

The recipe calls for red onion, strictly for color purposes.  I didn’t have a red onion on hand when making this today, so I used white instead.  I went for raw instead of roasted today, and soaked them (once sliced) in cold water for about 10 minutes to reduce their strong onion flavor, and recommend doing this as well, regardless of what color of onion you use when serving them raw instead of roasted as my original recipe calls for.

How to Make Albacore, Green Bean, and Roasted Potato Salad

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans, ends snipped
  • 2 pounds baby red and/or yellow potatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red onion, cut in half and then sliced and separated
  • 2 cans (6 ounce) Albacore tuna, drained
  • ½ cup olive oil + more for roasting
  • Fresh juice of 2-3 lemons
  • ¼ cup (roughly) fresh dill, chopped
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Start by rubbing baby potatoes and red onion in olive oil to coat, seasoning with salt and pepper, and roasting at 400˚until tender (roughly 40 minutes).  Set aside and allow to cool.

Perfectly Roasted Potatoes

Perfectly Roasted Potatoes

Blanch green beans until bright green and tender, drain, and immediately place in ice water to stop cooking.

Boil Green Beans Until Bright Green and Tender

Boil Green Beans Until Bright Green and Tender

Place potatoes and green beans in large bowl, and combine with red onion, albacore, and fresh dill.  Add lemon juice, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add All Ingredients and Mix to Combine Albacore Tuna Salad

Add All Ingredients and Mix to Combine Albacore Tuna Salad

Recipe by Jothan Yeager, 2006

 

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Recipe: Albacore, Green Bean, and Roasted Potato Salad
 
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This delightfully crisp and fresh salad is so tasty, so healthy, so lite, and so perfect for a summer day lunch. It is best with freshly picked green beans out of a home garden. I like to use assorted varieties and colors of beans to brighten things up even more.
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Recipe type: Main Course
Servings: 3-4

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans, ends snipped
  • 2 pounds baby red and/or yellow potatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red onion, cut in half and then sliced and separated
  • 2 cans (6 ounce) Albacore tuna, drained
  • ½ cup olive oil + more for roasting
  • Fresh juice of 2-3 lemons
  • ¼ cup (roughly) fresh dill, chopped
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Start by rubbing baby potatoes and red onion in olive oil to coat, seasoning with salt and pepper, and roasting at 400˚until tender (roughly 40 minutes). Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Blanch green beans in boiling water until bright green and tender, drain, and immediately place in ice water to stop cooking.
  3. Place potatoes and onions in large bowl, and combine with green beans, albacore, and fresh dill.
  4. Add lemon juice and olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes
Red onion is used in this recipe strictly for color purposes. You can use white onions instead if you do not have red on hand.

You can use raw onions instead of roasted if you prefer. To do this, soak them (once sliced) in cold water for about 10 minutes to reduce their strong onion flavor.

2 Comments + Add Comment

  • I tried this with canned chicken and it was amazing!

    • Hmmm….that’s a great idea Abby. I’m going to have to give that a try!

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