Ensalada de Papa con Atun (Potato and Tuna Salad)

by Erica Dinho on July 9, 2010

Ensalada de Papa y Atun

Looking for a good summer salad recipe? I love the colors and flavors in this salad! The mix of potato, tuna, green beans, onions, lettuce and tomatoes make this salad the perfect summer lunch. If you want a vegetarian version, just omit the tuna.

Buen provecho!



(2- 4 servings)

  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup cooked green beans, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups red potaoes, cooked and diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 tuna can, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Dressing

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon whine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. To make the dressing: whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper until blended.
  2. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with 1/2 of the dressing. Spoon the remaining dressing over the green beans, potatoes and tuna. Gently coat the ingredients evenly with the dressing. Arrange the lettuce on a large platter. Top with the green beans, potatoes and tuna, and sprinkle with paprika. Serve at room temperature.
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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Baking is my Zen July 9, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Simple…easy…great summer meal!



2 Simply Life July 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Oh this looks so fresh and I love the dressing you made!


3 Sook July 9, 2010 at 2:33 PM

This would make a great lunch for me. :)


4 Belinda @zomppa July 9, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Great simple recipe. It’s going in my repetoire. Thanks!


5 rebecca subbiah July 9, 2010 at 10:31 PM

wow I need to add paprika to mine


6 Joanne July 10, 2010 at 7:37 AM

This is definitely the kind of lunch I want to be having! Healthy and delicious.


7 norma July 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Beats adding that mayo. Great looking salad.


8 Carla July 10, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I’m giving this a try. I love the tuna and potato combo, sounds great.


9 pierre July 10, 2010 at 3:05 PM

erica your dish has the colours of the summer we have right now in Paris : beautiful !! Pierre


10 grace July 10, 2010 at 3:55 PM

you’re kinda blending three staple summer salads together–tater, green bean, and tuna salad are all on my menu quite often! lovely work.


11 Martha July 11, 2010 at 1:45 AM

I really love the colors of your recipies. They are an invitation! Great job Erica.

Love all the combination of the meals. Thanks so much for bringing us our Colombian food traditions.

Hope you continue with this conection.



12 tasteofbeirut July 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Sounds a bit like a salade niçoise; love it!


13 Empar July 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Me encanta Erica, soy una fan de las ensaladas todo el año, bien podría pasar absolutamente con ellas.
Un beso.


14 Faith July 11, 2010 at 6:42 PM

What a great new way to make potato salad! The paprika adds such lovely color!


15 Erica July 12, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Thank you for your comments!


16 Lori Lynn July 14, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Definitely a perfect summer lunch, like the addition of paprika.


17 Oysterculture July 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Wow, I wish I had had the chance to check out this recipe last week, i had a big batch of green beans, I wanted to add to a recipe that was new to me. this one would have been perfect.

Until my next batch!


18 Tan February 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I love tuna but never try with potato. I really love your dressing. I’ll try for sometime…yes I agree this salad looking good for any season…colorful and flavors in this salad! Thank you for sharing…;)


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