Tuna & butterbean salad

Tuna & butterbean salad

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


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



    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



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

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



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


  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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9th Jul, 2018
I used white wine vinegar instead of lemon juice (realised I hadn’t got a lemon!) and it was delicious!
6th Jan, 2016
A lovely summer salad but next time I would use slightly less onion... It was a little overpowering fo me.
9th Oct, 2014
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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28th Feb, 2014
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.
26th Jun, 2013
Nice quick lunch. I used spring onions instead of red onion.
6th Apr, 2013
Ready so quickly but brilliant results!
19th Jun, 2012
Lovely salad, I used cannelloni beans, great on WW diet!!
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.
14th May, 2011
Lovely recipe. Added a few black grapes for visuals.
14th Mar, 2011
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.


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