Friday recipe: kidney bean and tuna salad

January 29, 2010 —

I’m a big fan of tuna salad. It’s super easy, inexpensive and healthy! Don’t let the kidney beans in the title of this recipe scare you. They are a harmless red bean that add bulk (and protein) to this super simple sandwich.

Kidney bean and tuna salad

Ingredients:

1 15 ½ oz. can kidney beans, drained
½ cup green pepper, chopped
1 6 ½ oz. can water packed tuna, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoon non-fat yogurt
½ cup chopped celery
3 tablespoon pickle relish

Mix together all ingredients and chill.

Serve on whole wheat pita, on crackers, or on a bed of crisp lettuce.


Comments

  • http://www.liftchairguide.net SteveH

    That sounds really yummy! My tuna salad usually consists of relish, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, and celery, although sometimes I do add onions/green peppers. I will have to try adding the kidney beans though, because I eat a lot of bean protein as it is and I like the idea of adding the extra texture.

    Is the main advantage of yogurt just that it acts as an alternative to mayonnaise or does it actually add a different flavor/texture?

  • http://www.dmu.edu Andrea

    Glad you like the recipe! The yogurt is an alternative to mayo to help keep the recipe low fat.

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    I have heard a lot about Tuna Salad but yet to try it out.I have tasted Kidney Bean in the past and i know it’s high on protein.Thanks a lot for the recipe.Looks healthy too.Will make this next week for breakfast.

  • http://www.greenguitarguy.com keith

    I like your recipe since its an inexpensive and a easy way to a healthy life… I’m a health conscious person who is always in search of a healthy diet.

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    Andrea , it’s fabulous to look. Problem is I can’t cook.. lol, reminds me of ratatouille movie :) Anyone can cook :D

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    This looks soooo good! Never thought of using the Beans! Thank you!

  • http://www.stemcellbenefits.info Stem cells

    My tuna salad consisted of water packed tuna, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery and sometimes onions. I saw your article yesterday, and today I added beans. All I can say is – excellent idea. It makes it so refreshing and it’s great source of proteins. Now, I can recommend it too!

  • http://www.stemcellbenefits.info Stem cells

    My tuna salad consisted of water packed tuna, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery and sometimes onions. I saw your article yesterday, and today I added beans. All I can say is – excellent idea. It makes it so refreshing and it’s great source of proteins. Now, I can recommend it too!

  • http://www.stemcellbenefits.info Stem cells

    My tuna salad consisted of water packed tuna, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery and sometimes onions. I saw your article yesterday, and today I added beans. All I can say is – excellent idea. It makes it so refreshing and it’s great source of proteins. Now, I can recommend it too!

  • http://www.stemcellbenefits.info Stem cells

    My tuna salad consisted of water packed tuna, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery and sometimes onions. I saw your article yesterday, and today I added beans. All I can say is – excellent idea. It makes it so refreshing and it’s great source of proteins. Now, I can recommend it too!