Tuna, cannellini bean and red onion salad on griddled tomato bread recipe

By Angela Boggiano

  1. Serves 4
  2. Ready in 20 minutes
  3. Rating

It’s important to get good tuna for this recipe. It's great with cannellini beans, which you will find in cans or jars at a deli. Sun-dried tomato paste has a lovely intense flavour – it’s a storecupboard favourite as it has so many uses.

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Tuna, cannellini bean and red onion salad on griddled tomato bread


  1. 400g can or jar cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  2. 300g jar good-quality tuna in
  3. olive oil, drained and flaked into large chunks
  4. 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  5. 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  6. Large handful fresh flatleaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  7. 3 tbsp olive oil
  8. 2 small lemons
  9. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  10. 1 garlic clove, crushed or grated
  11. 4 thick slices sourdough or rye bread
  12. 3 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste


  1. 1. In a large bowl, mix together the beans, tuna, red onion, tomatoes and parsley.
  2. 2. In another bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons oil, the juice of 1 lemon and the mustard and garlic. Season, pour over the tuna and beans and toss together well.
  3. 3. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Brush the bread on both sides with the remaining oil and griddle for 1 minute each side, until golden with charred lines.
  4. 4. Spread 1 side with the tomato paste. Pile on the beans and tuna and serve with the remaining lemon, cut into wedges, to squeeze over.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 425kcals, 17g fat (2.6g saturated), 31.3g protein, 37.9g carbs, 4.9g sugar, 1.3g salt

Wine Recommendation

The tuna and cannellini beans would be great with a crisp Spanish rosé.


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