Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

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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.

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Helps promote weight loss and maintenance

Probably everyone’s favorite reason for spiralizing, spiralized vegetables are mostly light in calories, carbs, fat and sugar. By spiralizing, you’re naturally eating more vegetables – without even noticing (especially when they’re covered in a delicious tomato basil sauce!) This small shift in the way you eat helps lead to weight loss, because you’re consuming more vegetables and less processed foods while still remaining satisfied. Vegetables are high in water (such as zucchinis) and help detox your body, ridding it of unwanted toxins and leaving you refreshed and hydrated.



Tuna and White Bean Salad with Spiralized Beets

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 large lemons about 1/4 cup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 15 oz can cannellini beans
  • 5 oz 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


  • 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.
  • Divide the mixture onto four plates (I served it over baby kale, but use whatever greens you'd like - or omit!)


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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Anonymous says:
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
Allison says:
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! :-)
Ali Maffucci says:
So sweet, thank you Allison!!
Julie says:
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!
Ali Maffucci says:
Did you watch the video in this post? I'm wearing gloves!! Great tip!
Mary Beth says:
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!
Ali Maffucci says:
Happy birthday to your mamma, too!! Hope you love the dish.
Jamie says:
Hi Ali! I buy the precooked Love beets from Costco. Have you ever tried to spiralize them?? Thanks in advance!!
Ali Maffucci says:
Jamie, yes you can spiralize them!!
C N says:
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.
Cathy says:
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!
Debra says:
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.
Margaret says:
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!
Amber says:
I made this with lime juice instead of lemon, and garbanzo beans instead of white beans. The only thing I would change is I think it would be better as beet rice instead of noodles. It would have been much easier to eat that way
Carly Glazer says:
Sounds delicious! Great ideas!

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