Tuna and Rice Salad with Corn and Beans recipe. A refreshing rice and tuna based salad that is seasoned with beans, corn and a fresh tarragon vinaigrette. It makes for the perfect light yet filling lunch!

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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.

My toddler loves it which I love because it is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Plus it is very easily customizable, so you can make this tuna rice salad different (or the same) based on how you feel or what ingredients that you have on hand.

I have been eating a version of this Tuna and Rice Salad with Corn and Beans since I was a kid.

My mother used to make this healthy tuna rice salad for my siblings and I, and pack it in our lunch boxes for school.

I remember being embarrassed because everyone else around me was eating sandwiches and would ask me what in the world my mom made me for lunch.

( I imagine lunches look different these days… but I’m in my mid 30’s now and back when I was in school… it was all sandwiches )

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Anyways, I LOVED this rice salad with tuna and my friends at school did as well ( they did ask to taste it… kids are curious! haha)

I’ve never stopped making it and now my husband and toddlers love it to.

This healthy tuna rice salad is probably the recipe that I make the most from my blog because my toddlers ask for it so much.

Honestly, tuna and rice recipes are my jam and after trying this recipe, I hope they become yours too!

Ingredients needed to make this Tuna and Rice Salad with Corn and Beans:

  • white rice
  • canned tuna fish
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • kidney beans
  • white beans
  • corn
  • olive oil
  • tarragon vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • dried oregano
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Tips on making this tuna rice salad:

To start, you are going to need to have cooked white rice on hand. You can make it yourself or use some leftover rice.

I like to cook it myself. For me, 1 cup of uncooked rice turns into 2 cups of cooked rice.

Then, you put your tuna into a large bowl and mix it with mayo and mustard while separating it and cutting it into smaller pieces. This gets the tuna to be creamy and have some extra flavor.

Then, you add your beans, corn and rice to the bowl and mix everything together.

Lastly, you make your vinaigrette and pour it into the bowl.

Also, make sure to use tarragon vinegar. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t have it, but it really adds a refreshing flavor to your salad.

I legit sprinkle tarragon vinegar on top of my salad at the very end just to add even more tarragon vinegar flavor.

If you don’t have it, I would use apple cider vinegar instead.

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Variations to this rice salad with tuna…

One of my favorite things about this salad is that you can really make it your own.

You can add more or less beans. I like making this with black beans instead of kidney beans sometimes.

You can add more vinegar, like me, or less.

You can omit the mustard. And the mayo for that matter and only mix this salad with the vinaigrette. It does taste great that way.

You can eat it with lots of added veggies inside. I love adding tomatoes, boiled beets, avocado and peppers on the side. Sometimes I even mix them into the salad.

Radishes are great on the side as well.

I tend to really make tun and rice recipes with whatever I have on hand and it always really works out great.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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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 (Paleo, Whole30). 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 (Paleo, Whole30) 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 { Paleo, Whole30 }. It’s a family recipe of mine made of potatoes, onions, tuna fish, and a delicious french dressing.

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Tuna and Rice Salad with Corn and Beans

Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Tuna and Rice Salad with Corn and Beans recipe. A refreshing rice and tuna based salad that is seasoned with beans, corn and a fresh tarragon vinaigrette

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
  • 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.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna rice corn bean salad, tuna rice salad, tuna salad, tuna salad lunch
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook