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Tuna and bean salad recipe

This colourful salad is a good way to include fish in your child’s lunchbox. This would work well with a slice of malt loaf and a satsuma.

Prep Time – 10 Mins, Cooking Time –  None, Effort – Super easy

  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Large pinch of dried mixed herbs
  • Large pinch of mustard powder
  • Large pinch of black pepper
  • 1 slice of pepper, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 3cm piece of cucumber, chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp canned mixed beans in water, drained
  • ½ x 160g can of tuna in spring water, drained
  • To serve: 1 thick slice of wholemeal bread and lower-fat spread
  • Complete your lunchbox with:
  • A satsuma
  • Slice of malt loaf


Mix the oil, lemon juice, mixed herbs, mustard powder and black pepper.


Add to the salad vegetables, beans and tuna and mix gently.

Double the recipe to use the rest of the can of tuna and save for the next day.


Serve with the bread and lower-fat spread.

This would also work well with cold pasta as a pasta salad, instead of serving with bread.