Hearty Bean and Pasta Salad

    30 minutes

    This pasta salad contains hard-boiled eggs and butter beans and is robust enough to be a meal in itself, so it's great for trips and picnics.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 cups spiral pasta
    • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
    • 375g tinned tuna, drained and flaked
    • 90g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 3/4 cup chopped celery
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup roasted red capsicums, drained and chopped
    • 250g tinned butter beans, drained
    • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 dash salt to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and cool.
    2. In a large bowl, combine pasta, eggs, tuna, Cheddar cheese, celery, onion, roasted red capsicums and butter beans. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice and paprika. Season with salt. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and mix together.

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    Hubby has a bad cold, and this has always been his comfort food of choice. Stuck with no car today, I had to rely solely on ingredients in my pantry. Because this is such a basic recipe, this fit my needs perfectly. I omitted the onion and cheese and substituted frozen green peas for the lima beans, keeping all else the same. My roasted red peppers were particularly mushy, so they didn't stay in chunky pieces--but actually, it made the salad take on an attractive color and speckled appearance that made it very pretty! Good and satisfying tuna pasta salad, with much room for flexibility with the ingredients. Hubby was a happy camper!  -  04 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have made this recipe twice since April - my family loves it! It calls for the perfect amount of everything, including the mayo. It is a perfect balance of crunchy and substance (pasta / beans). I will make this often in summer months. Thanks Laurie and Roger!  -  03 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Simple and delicious! I really enjoyed making and eating this recipe, it was easy and filling. I added plenty of fresh ground pepper but skipped the lima beans and used less mayo. It actually looked really good too! Less soggy and colourless than the photos on this page. I definitely recommend it.  -  31 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)