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Tuna with Potatoes and Olives

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Tuna with Potatoes and Olives
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8
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This tuna dish is a delight that is also easy and affordable!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb red potatoes, cut in fourths (if too big, cut in 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cans (5 oz each) tuna in water or oil*, drained
  • 1 cup stuffed green olives with pimientos
  • 2 to 3 sliced jalapeños or 8 to 12 rajas (from 7.7-oz can), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pickled sauce from jalapeños (salmuera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooked white rice, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, place potatoes and water to cover. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 9 to 11 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat vegetable oil. Cook onions in oil 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent. Stir in tomatoes. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tuna, olives, jalapeños, pickled sauce, potatoes and salt. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes for flavors to incorporate. Serve with warm rice.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    *If you want to use the 7-oz pouches, buy 3.
  • tip 2
    Mansanilla olives are also stuffed with pimiento and are more affordable than the larger olives (queen olives).
  • tip 3
    Serve with your favorite bread. You can make subs (tortas/sandwiches) with the “recalentado” (leftovers).

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 15g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
480mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
1g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • This tuna dish is a delight that is also easy and affordable!
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