tuna bean salad

tuna-bean salad

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 5 minutes
ready in: 25 minutes

makes: 6 servings, 2 cups each


  • 1 ½ lbs fresh green beans
  • 12 oz. chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 15 oz. cannellini beans, rinsed*
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup light Greek salad dressing (or dressing of your choice)

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Clean green beans in water, trim stem ends and cut into 2-inch pieces. Drop into boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of cold water with ice to immediately stop cooking.
  2. Place canned tuna in a bowl and separate with a fork. Add rinsed cannellini beans, red onion, tomatoes, celery and green beans and toss to mix.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad. Gently toss to distribute.
  4. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. May be kept at refrigerated temperature for 3 days.
  5. Serve over mixed greens or cooked and cooled regular or gluten-free pasta.
  6. *use 1 ½ cups of cooked/prepared dry beans

per serving(using canned beans): 200 calories, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 8g sugars, 20g protein
per serving(using prepared dry beans): 210 calories, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 7g sugars, 20g protein