In this recipe, potato salad and tuna salad are combined into one satisfying meal. They make a popular and quick-fix lunchbox salad which is a great way to relieve school lunch sandwich boredom and can be a great start to the week when fresh bread is not readily available. For the light eaters, serve with a wholemeal roll spread sparingly with polyunsaturated margarine or butter. To make a more creative lunchbox, serve with delicious pinwheel sandwiches. These sushi sandwiches look fancy, but are easy to make and fun to eat. The best part is all these can be made ahead of time.
Potato Tuna Salad and Sushi Sandwich
(Potato Tuna Salad)
- 1 potato, small size
- 1 sweet potato, small size
- 100 g canned white tuna, in brine
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt
- 1/4 teaspoon mild curry powder
- 1 slice whole wheat bread, crust removed
- 1 teaspoon sandwich spread
- 1 slice Deli Fresh Chicken Breast
- 1 piece cheddar cheese slice, low fat
- Wash potatoes, cut into 2 cm cubes. Put in a saucepan of boiling water and cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Drain well and allow to cool.
- Drain tuna, reserving 2 teaspoons brine.
- Combine cooled potatoes, drained tuna and chopped spring onion.
- Add brine to the yoghurt with the curry powder. Mix well.
- Pour dressing over the salad, toss to combine.
- Place the salad in an airtight container or lunchbox. Chilled in refrigerator.
- Serve with pinwheel/sushi sandwich or bread roll, wrapped separately.
- Cut the crusts off of the whole wheat bread
- Flatten the bread by rolling out as thin as possible with a rolling pin. If you don't have a rolling pin, use the sides of a drinking glass or jar instead.
- Spread with sandwich dressing ( or any dressing you desire )
- Top with chicken and cheddar cheese slices.
- Starting at the side closest to you, tightly roll the bread up and press tightly to seal into a roll. Roll-up can be prepared ahead of time. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cut into pinwheels to serve.
- After chilling, remove plastic wrap and place pinwheel on a cutting board. Using a thin, sharp serrated knife cut crosswise into 4 pinwheels or sushi sandwich to serve.
(Potato Tuna Salad)
Using a strainer, drain the white tuna.
Reserve about 2 teaspoons brine.
Wash the potatoes, cut into 2 cm cubes and cook for about 5 minutes in a saucepan of boiling water or until tender. Drain well and allow to cool.
Add the drained tuna to the cooled potatoes.
Then add the chopped spring onion.
Combine everything together.
Then prepare the dressing. Add brine to the low-fat natural yoghurt.
Next add the mild curry powder. This adds colour and flavour to the dressing.
Mix well the yoghurt dressing.
Pour the dressing over the salad.
Toss to combine the dressing with the potato tuna mixture.
Place in an airtight container.
Topped with toasted white and black sesame seeds to add crunchiness to the salad. Chill in the refrigerator until needed.
For small eaters, serve the potato tuna salad in an airtight lunchbox with multigrain bread roll. Spread the bread roll sparingly with polyunsaturated margarine or butter and wrap separately to keep fresh.
For a more creative lunchbox, serve the potato tuna salad with pinwheel or sushi sandwich.
First cut the crusts off of the whole wheat bread.
Flatten the bread by rolling out as thin as possible with a rolling pin. If you don’t have a rolling pin, use the sides of a tall drinking glass or jar instead.
Spread the thin rolled bread with sandwich dressing (or any spread you favour).
Top with chicken breast sandwich slice.
Then with low-fat cheddar cheese slice.
Starting at the side closest to you, tightly roll the bread up.
Press tightly to seal into a roll. Roll-up can be prepared ahead of time.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cut into pinwheels to serve at anytime.
Remove the plastic wrap and cut crosswise into 4 pinwheels or sushi sandwiches with a thin, sharp serrated knife.
These pinwheel or sushi sandwiches look fancy, but are easy to make and fun to eat.
Serve the sushi sandwiches with the delicious potato tuna salad just prepared.
Potato tuna salad served with sushi sandwiches in a lunchbox is such a wholesome and fulfilling lunch for kids on the go.
The best part is all these can be made ahead of time.
SO … ENJOY!