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Tuna bean salad – Recipe

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Tuna bean salad

Similar to a tuna Nicoise, this salad has the addition of canned beans for extra fibre. Use drained and rinsed red kidney beans if you can’t find mixed beans.

Ingredients
100g/3½oz green beans, halved
2 free-range eggs
400g tin mixed beans in water, drained and rinsed
100g/3½oz cherry tomatoes, halved
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
160g tin tuna steak in water, drained
For the dressing
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
freshly ground black pepper

Method
Cook the green beans in a pan of boiling water for 4 minutes. Plunge them into a bowl of very cold water.

Cook the eggs in a pan of boiling water for 8 minutes. Drain in a sieve under cold running water until cold. Peel and cut the eggs into quarters.

For the dressing, whisk the oil, vinegar and mustard in a large bowl until thick. Season with black pepper.

Add the green beans, mixed beans, cherry tomatoes and spring onions to the dressing and mix. Flake the tuna on top and add the hard-boiled eggs. Season with black pepper.

Source: BBC FOODS