High protein Tuna and Black Bean Salad

High protein Tuna and Black Bean Salad

This high protein dish is great for filling you up, repairing muscles and boosting your nutrient levels. Oh, did we mention it’s also super easy?

What you’ll need:

1 can tuna in sunflower oil, drained

300g dry lentils – either green or brown

350g can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 red pepper

½  small red onion

1-2 plum tomatoes

Large bunch coriander, stems removed

For the dressing

Juice of 1 lime

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp cumin

½  tsp oregano

pinch of salt


Cook the lentils according to the directions, leaving them firm and not mushy. Drain and put to one side.

Meanwhile make the dressing by putting all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisking to combine. Set aside.

Finely dice the pepper, onion, and tomatoes and roughly chop the coriander.

In a large bowl, place the tuna, black beans, pepper, onion, tomatoes, and lentils. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Add the coriander and serve immediately or chill covered in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors combine.

You can omit the tuna for a vegan alternative. Or add some feta for added punch!


The Author

Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running, strength training, Pilates and Yoga. When she's got time to herself you might find her knitting, or in the kitchen trying out an elaborate recipe - healthy of course!.


Michael A.
30 June 2017

Michael A.

I made this today and also added a couple of hard-boiled eggs. Similar to a salad nicoise really, but feels even more substantial.

Claire H.
30 June 2017

Claire H.

I would suggest cooking a whole pack of dried green or brown lentils and then you have a load to use in a variety of dishes throughout the week. Or even freeze some!

Lucy C.
29 June 2017

Lucy C.

that really leapt out at me, looks delicious and also easy. I also need a portable lunchbox salad, just the job.

Paula C.
28 June 2017

Paula C.

I love store-cupboard meals, and I have everything for this. The lime dressing caught my eye too - lime and coriander makes anything taste great.

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