Tuna & butterbean salad

Tuna & butterbean salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A cheap and healthy way to get more fibre and vitamin C into your diet

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
345
protein
25g
carbs
22g
fat
18g
saturates
2g
fibre
7g
sugar
7g
salt
1.45g

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion
  • 200g can tuna in spring water, drained
  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Halve the onion and slice it as thinly as possible. Tip into a salad bowl and flake in the tuna. Gently stir in the butterbeans and cherry tomatoes.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard together, then season. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and scatter the parsley over. Mix gently to combine and serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2006

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rosievimes's picture
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A simple salad that's ideal for your lunch box as it can easily be made in advance. Not the most exciting of salads, but I enjoyed the flavour combination of the butterbeans and tomatoes, and as the beans themselves are quite filling, the salad ensures that you stay fuller for longer.

chillichops's picture

Nice quick lunch. I used spring onions instead of red onion.

claire1962perkins's picture
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Ready so quickly but brilliant results!

patsyross2's picture

Lovely salad, I used cannelloni beans, great on WW diet!!

medinaitieva's picture

it was definitely good for a quick and healthy dinner. would try it again for sure. used tarragon instead of parsley (didn't have it), turned out well.

steveogilvie's picture
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Lovely recipe. Added a few black grapes for visuals.

joannaruthdingle's picture
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Super recipe. Have made this several times. Always wanted to try to eat more beans and this is a tasty, filling and healthy way to do it. And oh so simple.

apples99's picture

Anyone watch Hugh Fernely Whittingstalls Fish fight on Channel 4 last week or seen the Greenpeace tinned tuna league table?

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/tunaleaguetable

Make sure you use pole and line caught tuna for this dish rather than that has been caught using large nets which kill dolphins, turtles and sharks as by-catch. pole and line tuna can be found at sainsbury's, marks & spencer and waitrose but unsure about the others...

weegingerfaerie's picture
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I didn't have any tomatoes or butter beans so i used a tin of mixed beans and some red pepper antipasti. I don't like mustard so dressed with olive oil, lemon juice and white wine vinegar. We had for dinner with new potatoes.

Was totally scrummy and will be taking my version to any barbecues i attend this year. Would be great in a wrap for lunch.

phinugget's picture
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Very nice salad recipe and easy to make. Perfect for a quick and healthy dinner.

hellsdarkrose's picture
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Love this recipe. I have just had half a portion with a turkey steak and it made a lovely filling dinner.

I had to use a smidgen more olive oil to make a good dressing but it was lovely.

lizzafezza's picture
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Great for lunchboxes.

fuzzygirl's picture
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Very nice and speedy indeed! I served on a bed of mixed lettuce and with some soup on the side.

imanuelle's picture

Very tasty. I served this salad for our lunch last Sunday and every body loved it. I added garlic and an hand full of roasted Pine nuts.
I would definitely make this salad again.

katemann's picture
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Lovely recipe - used cannelini beans as well as the butter beans & it was yummy. Very quick & easy to make & I served it up for a girlie lunch with white crusty bread & it was very popular! Would definitely make again.

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