Tuna & butterbean salad

Tuna & butterbean salad

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A cheap and healthy way to get more fibre and vitamin C into your diet

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal345
  • fat18g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.45g
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Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion
  • 200g can tuna in spring water, drained
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 250g pack cherry tomato, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice of ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

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.

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Sharon's
6th Jan, 2016
3.8
A lovely summer salad but next time I would use slightly less onion... It was a little overpowering fo me.
exilat
9th Oct, 2014
5.05
this is easy fast and tasty. this was my first ever salad and i was surprised how good it come out. select good quality tomatoes and don't go overboard with mustard since it has a strong taste and tends to cover everything else. would become part of my diet.
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rosievimes
28th Feb, 2014
4.05
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
26th Jun, 2013
Nice quick lunch. I used spring onions instead of red onion.
claire1962perkins
6th Apr, 2013
5.05
Ready so quickly but brilliant results!
patsyross2
19th Jun, 2012
Lovely salad, I used cannelloni beans, great on WW diet!!
medinaitieva
15th May, 2011
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
14th May, 2011
5.05
Lovely recipe. Added a few black grapes for visuals.
joannaruthdingle
14th Mar, 2011
5.05
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
21st Jan, 2011
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...

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