Tuna and Bean Salad

    15 minutes

    This is a great tuna salad based on beans rather than potato or pasta. We like it spicy, but you can reduce the amount of chilli if you prefer.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 4 (185g) tins tuna in olive oil
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 1 orange capsicum, diced
    • 1 red capsicum, diced
    • 1 (420g) tin four bean mix, drained
    • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 tablespoon hot salsa, or to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, red onion, capsicums, beans, chillies and mayonnaise. Season with cumin and salt and pepper; mix in coriander and salsa.

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    Great!! Really nice flavours, and quite mild despite the chili and salsa (I deseeded though) so kids should be fine to eat it. I served it on a bed of mixed lettuce & baby spinach. Will definitely be making this again!  -  30 Dec 2013


    This is a great recipe flavors are different than the usual tuna salad. I was looking for something different to pack in grownup lunch boxes and this is definitely it. Thanks!  -  27 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WOW! I loved this. I used water packed tuna instead of olive oil packed to cut down on fat. I eye balled the cumin. (probably ended up being the same as in the recipe, I was sceptical, but don't skip this!! It makes the salad!) I did not have green chiles or fresh cilantro, but I had a large jar of HOT salsa, and added some of that. Love all the ingredients! SO healthy. I just added about 1-2 TBS of olive oil Mayo, and that smoothed it out, rather cut the heat a bit. I like it with and without the mayo. I had to add more salsa and cumin after I added the mayo. (I like it with a kick) The cumin really changes this and adds an awesome taste to this. My new Fav power lunch. I used lots of yellow, green, red and orange pepper. (I had all of that on hand) I had to let you know how great this is! I used to just mix a TBS of mayo and salsa to my can of tuna (My sis taught me that. I thought it was gross when I saw her do that, but it is good) I will never do that again. Can't wait to have my sis taste this one... SSSOOOOO YUMMY! THANKS!!!!  -  11 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)