Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

I absolutely love this beet noodle salad. It’s so colorful, fresh, and easy to make. It’s a one bowl wonder and it saves well in the refrigerator for lunch leftovers!

The only hurdle? Getting over the fact that beets are messy!

Once you get over that hurdle and spiralize your beets, you’ll be so thankful you did, because this salad is gourmet worthy.

The beets are raw here, but as they sit in the salad, they soften from the acids in the lemon juice. They maintain a nice crunchy bite, which works well with the pillowy white beans and tuna. Lemon juice, dijon mustard, olive oil, and salt and pepper are all you need to season this salad, so that the ingredients standout.

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

Aside from this salad, today is my mother’s birthday! Happy 56th birthday, Mom! I wish I could be there with you to celebrate, but we’ll do a double celebration when I’m down in Florida to celebrate my birthday!

My mom’s the best (I know everyone says that about their moms, right?) She really is, though. She’s the most selfless person I know and has always been there for me, even through some pretty scary and sad times in my life. My mother and I are very close, she’s my best friend! She actually came to Miami for my bachelorette party (I wouldn’t have had it any other way.)

I am the exact fusion between my two parents. I got my father’s entrepreneurial, hard-working spirit (he’s an entrepreneur!) and my mother’s relaxed, “don’t sweat it” vibe. She never gets too worked up over anything (unlike my father who can freak out over spilt milk) and she always has said “there’s a solution to every problem.” Anxiety is wasted on her – she prefers to find a solution and move on. I respect and embrace that!

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

My mom’s always smiling and giggling, and I’d like to think that I got that from her too – she told me people used to call her “smiles” because she was, literally, always smiling! That’s a pretty great nickname if you ask me.

Whether we’re getting our nails done together or just hanging on the couch watching a movie, I love spending time with my mom, and I can’t wait to see her in just a few weeks when I’m in Florida (where my parents moved to in July) celebrating MY birthday. I’m turning the big 3-0. Eek!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 10 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Serves 4

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 large lemons (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 15oz can cannellini beans
  • 5oz can wild albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 medium beets, peeled, Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • to serve: mixed greens

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and whisk together. Add the cannellini beans, tuna, red onion, parsley, and season generously with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine and add the beet noodles and toss well again to combine.
  2. Divide the mixture onto four plates (I served it over baby kale, but use whatever greens you'd like - or omit!)

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4): Calories: 317, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Carbs: 23g, Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 14g, Sodium: 499mg

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Tuna, White Bean & Spiralized Beet Salad

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Comments

  1. Ali you are the most wonderful WOMAAN. I love you with all my heart. This made me get all teary, that's hard to do! Thank you for your beautiful words. XOXO
  2. Nothing beets a good relationship with your mom. (Sorry, had to use an appropriate food pun. Ha!) Though my mom can (I say lovingly) drive me nuts sometimes, haha, I wouldn't change our relationship. She helped me become the person I did today. Cheers to moms and happy birthday to yours! :-)
  3. I've been spiralzing beets a lot recently, to help with the mess I just wear disposable gloves ;) Can't wait to try this recipe do out!
  4. Your mom sounds like a peach! My mom will turn 90 in July, and she's going strong -- healthy, smart, and funny with a warm and generous spirit. You and I are both lucky! As for this salad: I can't wait to make it! I routinely make a white beans and tuna salad, but adding the spiralized beets will truly turn it into a gourmet meal! Thanks!
  5. Hi Ali! I buy the precooked Love beets from Costco. Have you ever tried to spiralize them?? Thanks in advance!!
  6. I enjoy hearing and reading stories that show love for our parents. Although my mother passed on too soon I find comfort in reading heartfelt comments that depict how a daughter or son feels about their parent(s). Its clear as day how much you love your mom (and dad) and thats just a beautiful thing. Bless our parents present and past.
  7. I love your beet spiralizing confidence - wearing a light shirt. I always manage to splash beet juice on me. Cherish your time with your mom. My mom has been gone almost 11 years. The highlight of my day was calling her to find out what she was making for dinner. The little things are what you miss. Have fun in Florida celebrating the end to your 20's. The 30's are amazing!
  8. What a very sweet write up about you and your mom. Happy Birthday to Ali's mom! She raised you well, you are a very inspiring young woman and you always seems so bubbly and down to earth. God Bless you both.
  9. I made this for lunches this week. It turned out fantastic! I'm a new follower and I can't wait to explore more of your recipes. Thank you!

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