A refreshing tuna rice salad that is filled with beans and corn, and is seasoned with a fresh oregano vinaigrette. It makes for the perfect light yet filling lunch and comes together in less than 30 minutes!

Finished tuna rice salad in a bowl with tomatoes added.

This tuna and rice salad with corn and beans makes a regular appearance in my lunch rotations. It’s filling, it’s tasty, it’s quick, and it’s a crowd pleaser.

It is a great salad to eat on its own, with other veggies, or on top of a green salad. It’s one of my favorite salad to meal prep, since it stores well and tastes amazing cold. I also love that this salad is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Why this recipe works

  • As I mentioned, this salad is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids thanks to the tuna. One serving has over 25 grams of protein.
  • It is easy to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes.
  • It is toddler approved, both my toddlers love it and ask for it regularly. This is probably the recipe that I make the most from my blog because my toddlers ask for it so much.
  • It is versatile, you can make this with whatever you have on hand. I love serving it along side my French beet salad.
  • It’s delicious! It is one of my favorite tuna and rice recipes.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients needed to make tuna rice and beans.
  • white rice– any type of white rice works here, just make sure to cook it first!
  • canned tuna fish– I like tuna fish in olive oil, but just use your favorite one.
  • mayonnaise– any type will do, whether store bought or homemade mayonnaise.
  • mustard– dijon or spicy brown mustard.
  • kidney beans– canned.
  • white beans– also canned.
  • corn– without added salt or sugar.
  • olive oil– a good quality extra virgin olive oil.
  • tarragon vinegar– or apple cider vinegar.
  • dried oregano– fresh works here as well!

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/Substitutions

  • Instead of tarragon vinegar, use apple cider vinegar.
  • Instead of white rice, you can use brown rice.
  • Instead of tuna fish, you can use sardines. I actually like to make this with half tuna and half sardines.
  • Instead of kidney and white beans, you can add black beans, pinto beans, or any bean of choice.
  • You can diced bell peppers, pickles, or beets.

Step by step instructions:

Tuna, beans and corn mixed together.
Step 1

Step 1: Start cooking the rice. Then, mix the tuna with the mayo and mustard in a large bowl. Add the corn and beans and mix everything together.

Homemade oregano dressing in a bowl.
Step 2

Step 2: Make the dressing. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano together.

Rice added to tuna, corn and beans.
Step 3

Step 3: Put the cooked rice into the bowl and pour the dressing on top.

Everything mixed together for tuna rice salad.
Step 4

Step 4: Mix everything together.

Tuna with rice salad in a bowl with beans, corn and tomatoes.

Recipe FAQs

How to serve this tuna and rice salad?

You can eat this salad with lots of added veggies on the side. Tomatoes, boiled beets, avocado, radishes, and peppers on the side work great. You can also add this salad to mixed greens or eat it on its own.

How do you store it?

Put in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-4 days.

Can you eat this warm?

Yes! This recipe is delicious warm or cold.

Big bowl of Tuna and Rice Salad with Corn and Beans with spoon in bowl.

Other healthy hearty salad recipes you may enjoy:

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad by Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Its got so much flavor! It is like a cross between Greek salad and quinoa tabbouleh. SO good!

This Dill Ranch Potato Salad with Avocado and Eggs. It’s a creamy potato salad recipe full of hard boiled eggs and avocado and seasoned with a homemade dairy-free dill ranch sauce.

This Sautéed Cabbage Cobb Salad is a favorite of mine! It’s part BLT salad and part Cobb salad, with a sautéed cabbage base.

This French Potato and Tuna Salad. It’s a family recipe of mine made of potatoes, onions, tuna fish, and a delicious french dressing.

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Tuna Rice Salad with Corn and Beans

Dominique
A refreshing rice and tuna based salad that is seasoned with beans, corn and a fresh tarragon vinaigrette
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 352 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked white rice (1 cup uncooked rice)
  • 3 cans of tuna 15 ounces total
  • 2 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbs spicy brown mustard divided
  • 1 can kidney beans 15.5 ounces
  • 1 can northern beans/ white beans 15.5 ounces
  • 1 can corn 15.25 ounces
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 Tbs tarragon vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Drain tuna and put into a large bowl. Mix tuna with 2 Tbs mayo and 2 Tbs mustard, while breaking tuna into smaller pieces.
  • Drain the beans and corn. Add them to the bowl of tuna.
  • Add the cooked rice to the bowl, and mix.
  • Make the vinagraitte. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, tarragon vinegar, 1 Tbs mustard, salt, pepper and oregano together. Then pour into the bowl and mix.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. I like sprinkling a bit more vinegar on top at the end.

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 25.6gFat: 12.5g
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