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Spanish Beans and Tuna

Spanish Beans and Tuna in a Hearty Tomato Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 338 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil 5 oz / 140 grams each
  • 2 cans white beans 15.5 oz / 440 grams each
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 2 1/4 lbs tomatoes 1 kilogram
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 120 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Slightly heat the vegetable broth and pinch in the saffron, set aside to infuse

  2. Drain the cans of tuna into a sieve with a bowl underneath, mix the tuna to release any excess oil and reserve the oil from the tuna

  3. Finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, finely chop the carrot (peeled), finely chop the green bell pepper and finely grate the tomatoes

  4. Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in the reserved olive oil from the canned tuna

  5. After 1 minute add in the chopped vegetables, mix with the olive oil, after 4 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in the paprika and thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomatoes and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer

  6. Once the grated tomatoes have thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes, add in the canned white beans (drained), the drained tuna and the saffron infused broth, mix together, place a lid on the pan and simmer for 5 minutes

  7. Transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Beans and Tuna in a Hearty Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 1614mg46%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 5049IU101%
Vitamin C 63mg76%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.