Borlotti Bean Salad with Tuna & Onion

  • Borlotti Bean Salad with Tuna & Onion

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  • 1 1/4 cup dried borlotti beans
  • 1 x onion, chopped
  • 1 x celery stick, chopped
  • 1 x carrot chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 x bay leaf
  • 185 g can tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 1 x red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 sprigs oregano to serve
  • 6 x slices lightly toasted ciabatta bread


Place beans in a large bowl, cover with water and soak for 5 hrs or overnight.

Drain beans and rinse well. Place in a large saucepan and add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, rosemary and bay leaf. Cover with water and bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 40-45 mins, until beans are tender. Drain, discarding vegetables and herbs.

Place beans in a bowl. Add tuna, red onion and oil. Season and toss to combine. Stand for 10-20 mins to allow flavours to infuse. 4 Scatter over oregano and serve with toasted ciabatta slices.

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  • Looks great! I’ve made something similar but I used 4 bean mix. :)


    by Sarah Lewis on 05/02/2013, 13:41
    Sarah Lewis
    • easy simple and effective….as good food should be! :)


      by Luca Ciano on 26/04/2013, 15:41
      Luca Ciano