Causa with Tuna and Avocado

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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The International Potato Centre in Peru provided me with several recipes using causa: potatoes mashed with oil, chilli peppers and lemon juice. This is one of them – it makes good picnic food.


  • 2 lb (900 g) floury potatoes, peeled, cooked and puréed
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


In 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, liquidise the chilli and stir with the remaining olive oil into the potato with the lemon juice and salt to taste.

Mix together the tuna and the mayonnaise. Divide the causa mixture into three portions. Spread one of the portions in a shallow dish. C