Tuna and White Bean Salad

Tuna and White Bean Salad

Tuna and White Bean Salad is a classic, protein-packed, and budget-friendly dish. It combines canned tuna with white beans, usually cannellini or great northern, creating a satisfying and flavorful salad.

How to make Tuna and White Bean Salad?

It is a savory and balanced salad. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Tuna and White Bean Salad:


  • 1 (15 oz) can tuna, packed in water or oil (your preference)
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Open the tuna can and drain the liquid. Using a fork, flake the tuna into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Rinse and drain the cannellini beans.
  3. Dice the celery and red onion finely. Chop the fresh parsley.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flaked tuna, beans, celery, red onion, and parsley.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard (if using), salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all ingredients evenly.
  7. Taste the salad and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice to your liking.
  8. Eat the salad immediately, or chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for better flavor development.

You can serve the salad on a bed of greens or in a pita bread for a more substantial meal. You can also try adding other ingredients like diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, or crumbled feta cheese.

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