Tuna and Butterbean Salad

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If you want to try something a little different for lunch this week, try this Tuna and Butterbean Salad. This salad is super easy to make and SO tasty too.

It’s as simple as mixing in a tin of butterbeans with a tin of tuna, then flavouring with chopped parsley, red onion, cherry tomatoes and a few extras. It really doesn’t take too long to prepare and doesn’t break the bank either.

I adjusted the recipe slightly and added salt and pepper, the beans were just to fresh for me otherwise, even with the dressing.

Also I didn’t have dijon mustard just regular old English mustard. I wasn’t sure what difference this would make but I read somewhere that the only difference between the two is that Dijon has vinegar in it so I added a little white wine vinegar to the dressing mix and it was delish.

Was excited to hear I tempted one of my Twitter buddies @MissKHart to try the recipe. If you give it a go let me know how it turns out :D


  • 1 small red onion
  • 200g can tuna in sunflower oil, drained
  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flax seed oil (Get that omega 3 in there)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  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 oils, 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.

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.

1 Comment

  • Reply February 16, 2012

    Rosemary Johnson

    Yummyy…………..this thing looks very very delicious. I can’t wait to try out this ‘Tuna and Butterbean Salad’.
    Thanks for this wonderful recipe.


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