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Roast Vegetable Tuna Salad

Photo: Tara Donne


Makes 4 servings

This healthy tuna salad is chock-full of yummy veggies like butternut squash, red potatoes, green beans, and radishes.


  • 2 (5-ounce) cans white tuna packed in oil, undrained
  • 1/2 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound small red potatoes, halved
  • 7 ounces radishes, halved
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 2 bunches watercress

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Drain tuna, reserving oil; set aside.

  2. Combine squash, potatoes, radishes, 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread squash mixture in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Add green beans, tomatoes, 1/2 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to bowl; toss to coat. Arrange tomatoes on a second rimmed baking sheet; reserve green beans. Roast squash mixture and tomatoes 15 minutes. Add green beans to pan with tomatoes; stir squash mixture. Roast 15 more minutes or until beans are crisp-tender and potatoes are cooked through. Let vegetables cool to room temperature.

  3. Whisk together garlic and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine 1/4 cup reserved oil from canned tuna with remaining 1/4 cup olive oil. Add oil to vinegar mixture in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  4. Combine watercress and half of the vinaigrette in a large bowl; toss to coat. Divide watercress mixture evenly among 4 plates. Top evenly with roasted vegetables. Flake tuna evenly over vegetables; drizzle evenly with remaining vinaigrette.