Cannellini Bean, Tuna and Caper Salad Recipe

A delicious dish full of great flavors of summer, the Cannellini Bean, Tuna and Caper Salad looks amazing on a bed of fresh lettuce leaves or in a wrap. This amazing salad is known for its refreshing Mediterranean zest. Make your next lunch, dinner or gathering etched in everybody’s mind with this easy, crispy, and scrumptious dish. Enhance the overall look of your Cannellini Bean, Tuna and Caper Salad by garnishing it with fresh leaves of parsley.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 08
Utensils needed: food processor, mixing bowl, serving bowl, whisk or spoon


– 1 tin tuna – drained and flaked
– 1/2 red pepper – chopped
– 1/2 onion – chopped
– good handful chopped fresh coriander
– 2 tablespoons capers
– 4 cornichons
– 100g (4 oz) mayonnaise
– 100g (4 oz) mustard – Dijon mustard is preferred
– 1/2 (400g) tin cannellini beans – drained
– handful chopped fresh parsley –  for garnishing (optional)


  • 1

    Take a food processor and place the drained and flaked tuna in it. Add in ½ of chopped red pepper, ½ of chopped onion, handful of chopped fresh coriander, 2 tablespoons of capers and 4 cornichons.

  • 2

    Moreover, top the processors’ ingredients with 100g of mayonnaise and 100g of mustard.

    Note: Dijon mustard is preferred for this salad as it is rich and contains natural ingredients.

  • 3

    Seal the food processor thoroughly and blend the ingredients for a few minutes until smooth completely.

  • 4

    Unseal the processor and shift the mixture to large serving bowl.

  • 5

    Add in 400g of the drained cannellini beans and mix them with the mixture, using a large whisk or fork. Continue mixing until all the ingredients are coated well.

  • 6

    Sprinkle a good handful of freshly chopped parsley over the top of the salad to improve its look.

  • 7

    Now, you have two options to serve your Cannellini Bean, Tuna and Caper Salad. First, arrange fresh lettuce leaves around a serving platter and place it in the center. Secondly, wrap it in a wheat tortilla and serve.

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