White Bean, Tuna and Asparagus Salad

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White Bean, Tuna and Asparagus Salad

  • Author: Louisa Clements, Living Lou
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Salad
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Loaded with fresh lemon and dill, this zippy white bean, tuna and asparagus salad is the perfect salad to welcome spring. Prep this ahead of time for a healthy lunch–it also makes a great side dish for a barbecue.


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and sliced along the bias into ½” pieces
  • Zest + juice of 1 lemon (about 4 tbsp lemon juice) 
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 198g tuna packed in oil, drained
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill, roughly chopped


Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and blanche for 2 minutes, they should turn bright green and be slightly tender while retaining their crunch. Drain and rinse with cold water. 

In a medium bowl, whisk lemon zest and juice with olive oil, honey, salt and garlic. Add white beans, asparagus and tuna. Sprinkle with dill and stir to combine.

Keywords: white beans, navy beans, white kidney beans, asparagus, tuna, salad