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    Here is a tasty way to transform an ordinary canned tuna into a delicious meal. This Tuna White Bean Salad is great for potlucks, perfect for a light lunch, and even an appetizer.It tastes wonderful with some gluten-free scoops.Tuna White Bean Salad

    Healthy Tuna White Bean Salad

    This low-calorie salad is made with only 5 main ingredients and tossed in a light dressing. White beans, tuna, red onion, scallions, and parsley is what you need for the salad. And the dressing is made of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Very simple, but oh-so-flavorful! The lemon juice adds so much freshness to the salad and the beans that creamy taste. It’s hard to stop eating it.

    Tuna White Bean Salad

    Delicious Lunch – Tuna White Bean Salad

    If you would like to make this salad for a lunch, you could serve it in a gluten-free tortilla, croissant, or on a slice of bread. It’s absolutely amazing! I think it tastes even better the next day after it has been refrigerated for overnight.

    Tuna White Bean Salad

    Tuna White Bean Salad – Quick & Easy Meal

    I love that this Tuna White Bean Salad is so easy to make. It requires no cooking time (if you use canned beans), and takes about 10-15 minutes to put together. Whether you are looking for a last-minute dish to bring to a potluck, or want to prepare a nutritious and satisfying lunch for the work week, this salad is perfect!

    If you give this recipe a try, let me know how you like it!

    Tuna White Bean Salad

    How To Make Tuna White Bean Salad

    Tuna White Bean Salad
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    Tuna and White Bean Salad

    Here is a tasty way to transform an ordinary canned tuna into a delicious meal. This Tuna White Bean Salad is great for potlucks, perfect for a light lunch, and even an appetizer.It tastes wonderful with some gluten-free scoops.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 220kcal



    • 12 oz cooked white kidney or navy beans, (you can use canned beans)
    • 10 oz drained canned tuna
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
    • 1/3 cup fresh parsley




    • In a large bowl, combine the beans, tuna, red onion, and scallions. 


    • In a small bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. 
    • Add the dressing and cut fresh parsley to the salad, and toss gently until well combined. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Refrigerate for 1 hour or serve immediately. 


    Nutrition Facts
    Tuna and White Bean Salad
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 220 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 2g10%
    Cholesterol 4mg1%
    Sodium 90mg4%
    Potassium 206mg6%
    Carbohydrates 10g3%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 10g20%
    Vitamin A 240IU5%
    Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
    Calcium 23mg2%
    Iron 1.3mg7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Appetizer, Salad
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Gluten Free, Healthy, Spring, Summer
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    I like how you can make a salad look so…appetising, lol.

    Perfect for a healthy lunch!

    I have had this salad in Italy, so good, and yours looks so delicious!!

    5 stars
    I love this as a way to dress up a bit of tuna and add some extra protein from the beans! I would definitely make a big batch of this to have for weekday work lunches – and actually look forward to eating it!

    Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    This would be the perfect addition to any summer picnic!

    5 stars
    This looks like a wonderful healthy salad full of great ingredients! I just bet it would be a great hit at potlucks this summer!

    5 stars
    I make a similar tuna and bean salad and absolutely love serving it in summer. My son has recently taken a liking to tuna so I can’t wait to make this again soon. Gorgeous photos!


    5 stars
    A great side for summer picnics and cook outs!i would skip tuna and use the rest for my salad!


    I loved this tuna & white bean salad. Thank you!

    Marcy youker

    love your recipes, I Like lots of veggies, you do a great job!

    Marcy youker

    I did your tuna salad and my 2 friends love it ,me too I like your recipes they are very good and healthy


    Nutritional info is useless without knowing the actually serving size/amount. To state there are 8 servings in this recipe is not enough!

      I think that number of servings works too. If you follow the recipe and divide it into 8 equal portions, this is your serving size. Sometimes it’s hard to estimate exact serving size in oz. or grams for a lot of recipes. It’s easier to estimate the number of servings.

        Paula M Schlotterbeck

        I agree completely-I weigh my food for logging purposes via MyFitnessPal (I’m maintaining a 60 lb weight loss- starting year 3 of maintenance) and weighing the total recipe, then dividing by the number of desired servings, is my method for all recipes. Thank you for this recipe- I look forward to trying it soon! I’ll be sure to rate it once I do so.

          That’s wonderful, Paula!! Keep up the good work!! Hope you enjoy the recipe! It’s some of my readers’ favorite! Love that it’s so easy to put together and filling!


    5 stars
    I made it and it is delicious! I’m just curious, though, it says 220 cal per serving. How much is one serving?


    Great recipe – I’ve been making for years with the addition of apple cider vinegar, very thinly sliced celery for a little crunch and some avocado slice on top 🙂

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