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Healthy Dinner Recipe: Skipjack Tuna & White Bean Salad


A Fresh tasting salad perfect for a healthy dinner recipe that can be put together in 10 minutes or less with chunky skipjack tuna. Eating healthy was never this easy! #shop #OceanNaturals

This weekend talking with the husband I promised to take better care of my health. Along with a new exercise routine, we started to meal plan again to have healthy dinner recipes and make better choices. One of those better choices is having more salads.

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Now, salads can be boring. Luckily, we found Ocean Naturals Skipjack Tuna. It feels so good when you look at an ingredients list where you can pronounce every ingredient on that list! One feature that we loved was going to Ocean Naturals website and entering the code on the back of the can to learn where that specific tuna came from. Love that is good for the planet because this is wild caught tuna.

Before going into the details on how to put together this Tuna and white bean salad, let me tell you that I was very impressed with how great this tuna tasted. I know you maybe thinking that canned tuna is canned tuna but let me tell you, this skipjack tuna tasted so fresh and when the packaging said chunks, they mean it. In my experience, canned tuna was only for creamy salads because of its texture. That changes now!

As for the dressing we used an anchovy vinaigrette. You could use a Dijon mustard vinaigrette as well.

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Skipjack Tuna & White Bean Salad
Author: Yoly
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 can Ocean Naturals Skipjack Tuna
  • 1 can small white beans in water, drained and washed
  • 1 small sweet onion, very finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Wrap the asparagus in a wet paper towel and place seams side down on a microwave ready plate.
  2. Cook for two and a half minutes. (Give from 30 seconds to another minute if the asparagus is thick.)
  3. Let the asparagus stand covered for another two minutes.
  4. Cut the asparagus in pieces.
  5. In a large serving bowl, add the tuna, beans, onion, and asparagus and toss all together.
  6. Drizzle the salad with the anchovy vinaigrette.
Anchovy Vinaigrette
Author: Yoly
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 3 anchovy fillets, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. With a microplane grate the garlic in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the anchovies, mustard, vinegar and olive oil to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.



  1. Dawn Lopez

    November 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    What a unique option, this sounds like a scrumptious and easy to make lunch. Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Yoly Mason

      November 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      It was delish! Very easy to make for lunch.

  2. Scopium Nwabueze

    November 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    That definitely looks delicious. Exercise is great for your body. Whether you want to lose weight or shape up, its a healthy lifestyle. Can I have a taste of the salad?

    1. Yoly Mason

      November 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Totally agree with you! I’m trying to be more consistent.

  3. Kecia

    November 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Totally sharing this with my husband — he likes having tuna for lunch every now and then.

    1. Yoly Mason

      November 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      I’m sure he’ll like it! Please let me know 🙂

  4. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

    November 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    oooh goodness I am not a canned Tuna fan – I prefer mine raw and served as sushi! But, I’ll bet if I got my hands on some sushi grade tuna and added it to this recipe, it would be quite good!

    1. Yoly Mason

      November 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

      I bet it would be fab!

  5. Janeane Davis

    November 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    This looks like a delicious meal. It has several parts but you made each sound easy to create.

  6. Ange

    November 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This tuna & white bean salad looks delish! I’m not the biggest fan of tuna, but my husband loves it so I will definitely be making it for him!!

  7. [email protected]

    November 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    My son and I would love this. We love tuna.

  8. Estelle

    November 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I love the tuna and white bean salad. So glad that you are focusing on healthy eating.

  9. Melissa

    November 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    YUM! This looks so good. I never would have thought of asparagus, that is my favorite.

  10. Chelsea

    November 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I LOVE tuna and everything with tuna in it (I mean a mean tuna casserole, haha) so I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for posting!

  11. Ashley

    November 14, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I absolutely love when I can pronounce everything on an ingredient list- and with some food, that can be hard to find! The salad looks fantastic, and with the asparagus in there, I bet I could even get my oldest son on board. Thanks for sharing such a delicious skipjack tuna and white bean salad recipe- it looks like one to try!

  12. Candy Olivares

    November 15, 2013 at 1:52 am

    What an amazing tuna recipe! Beautiful pics!

  13. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    November 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Looks super fresh and appetizing! It’s just begging to be eaten!

  14. Chrishelle @ Cheer MamaDrama

    November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

    My husband is a huge tuna fan. He would love this salad. I love all the wonderful fresh ingredients, looks delicious.

  15. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)

    November 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

    What a fabulous way to make tuna! Love the idea of lightening it up with the various vinaigrettes! Gorgeous photo, Yoly!

  16. Jennifer Salter

    November 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

    wow! This looks so yummy! Usually we just eat a traditional tuna salad, but I’m going to have to give this a try!

  17. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest

    November 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand of tuna before, I’m going to have to look for it. My hubs loves tuna salad sandwiches and I’m always looking for a way to make them healthier.

  18. Stacie Connerty

    November 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    This looks like a great dish. My kids love tuna, I’ll have to try it out.

  19. Courtney Pies

    November 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of Ocean Naturals tuna before. This salad looks absolutely delicious, though!

  20. Michelle

    November 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    YUM, I love it when healthy and delicious make the meal! Thanks for the amazing recipe. I hope mine turns out as good as yours.

  21. katherine bartlett

    November 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    This looks like such a great recipe!

  22. Sara Merritt

    November 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Yoly, this is such a creative way to use tuna and I love it. White beans are one of my favorite foods right now — very clever to pair it with tuna and asparagus. Gorgeous photos! #client

  23. Veronica Cervera

    November 19, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Que rica ensalasa Yoly. Y el dressing me lo llevo ya mismo, que debe quedar fabuloso.

  24. Cara

    November 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Looks yummy! We love tuna at our house and this looks like one I would be ok with buying for my family.

  25. Kristin Wheeler

    December 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Beautiful food photos! Looks great! #client

    1. Yoly Mason

      December 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you Kristin!

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