Black Bean Tuna Salad Recipe -
Black Bean Tuna Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Black Bean Tuna Salad

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"This quick, cool summer or fall salad is very filling and suitable for a light-meal main dish."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain. Rinse macaroni with cold water until cooled completely; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Mix black beans, tuna, mayonnaise, green onions, bacon bits, lemon juice, and black pepper with the macaroni. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.
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Apr 02, 2015

I liked the addition of the pasta to this tuna salad, but the ratio of tuna to pasta was off for us. Fortunately, I didn’t add all of the cooked pasta at one time, added about 3/4 of it, which probably equates to about 5-6 oz (rather than the 8 oz that I cooked). Adding all of the pasta certainly would be a way to stretch the budget, that’s for sure, but you will lose some of the tuna flavor. We don't eat bacon bits, so I cooked crisp a couple slices of bacon which worked out well. This recipe makes a lot, and in this house, this is definitely five main course servings, rather than a side dish. I added a bit of chopped red bell pepper which gave it a pop of color and a little crunch, and after I took the photo, added some green peas (great addition!). Hubby is much more of a tuna lover than I, and he REALLY liked it, and I LIKED it. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 13, 2015

I made this with some substitutions because I didn't have a couple of items. I added Mancini's Giardiniera to give it some kick. I didn't have bacon bits and my pasta box was bigger than 8 oz. so I added another can of tuna. I also threw in some Italian seasoning and my husband really liked it. I would like to make it as written sometime soon!


4 Ratings

Apr 15, 2015

Delicious. Little less mayo and more bacon. Lemon adds great flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 417 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 398 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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