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  • Serves:6
  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins

Aussie Tomato & Tuna Salad

+1 Butter Beans

If you thought salads weren’t filling enough to eat alone as a meal, this Aussie Tomato & Tuna Salad will have you reconsidering. By simply adding butter beans, this dish is instantly heartier, making it ideal for lunch or even feeding the whole family. The combination of the juicy tomatoes, fresh tuna and sweet vinaigrette makes for an explosion of flavours in your mouth.

Original recipe by New Idea Magazine | 6.3.15


+1 1 Can (400g) Edgell Butter Beans

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 slices white sourdough bread
  • ½ telegraph cucumber
  • 2 baby cos lettuce, trimmed
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • 400g punnet medley tomatoes, halved
  • 425g can tuna in olive oil, drained, flaked
  • 1 small bunch fresh chives, cut into 5cm lengths
  • -
  • Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


Place eggs in a small saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil. Boil gently for 10 minutes. Drain eggs. Rinse under cold water to cool. Crack the shells, peel eggs. Cut eggs in half lengthways.

Meanwhile, place bread in a single layer on an oven tray. Cook in a moderately hot oven (190°C) for about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove and cool. Tear into large pieces.

Cut cucumber in half lengthways. Using a teaspoon, scrape out seeds and discard. Cut cucumber diagonally into thin slices.

To make vinaigrette, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.

To serve, arrange lettuce on a serving platter. Top with remaining ingredients.


Drizzle with dressing.


Herbs are always optional, so as a substitute for chives you can use anything homegrown or whatever is in season.

Healthy Tip: Use multigrain sourdough bread rather than white.

Let's face it, We could all do with more vegies in our meals.

That’s why we started the Edgell +1 Project. We wanted to show just how easy it is to add one extra vegetable to your meals. We scour the web each month to find some of Australia’s favourite recipes, then head to the kitchen to show you how easy it is to add extra vegetables to your meals.