Italian Tuna and Bean Salad

Italian tuna and bean salad, quick and easy lunch salad recipe, healthy lunch ideas

Italian tuna and bean salad is one of my favourite quick lunches. Easy to throw together, tasty and filling. Also tastes good as a healthy lunch box filler. 

Italian Tuna and Bean Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 2 (easily doubled)

Italian Tuna and Bean Salad

Really tasty lunch salad


  • 160g tin of tuna
  • 150g tin borlotti beans - I use the Cirio Borlotti Express beans
  • 2 tbs balsamic salad dressing
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 red onion - finely sliced
  • Little Gem lettuce - finely shredded
  • 1/2 punnet cress
  • 150g cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 1/4 cucumber - sliced


  1. Drain the tuna and beans and tip them into a small bowl.
  2. Add the capers, oregano, red onion and pour over the Balsamic dressing, stir gently to mix everything together.
  3. Take two plates and share the lettuce, cress, cucumbers and tomatoes between the them.
  4. Tip over the tuna and bean mixture.
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Make Italian Tuna & Bean Salad your way
  • Switch the beans for any other type you like or even sweetcorn or chickpeas.
  • Marinate the tuna in pesto and lemon juice instead of Balsamic dressing.
  • Throw in a handful of black olives.
How to serve Italian Tuna & Bean Salad
  • Serve for lunch with some fresh bread.
  • Put into lunch boxes and take to work.
  • As a picnic dish. 

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