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Soybean, tuna & tomato salad with lemon

Soybeans don’t need to come to your table already processed. They are actually very good and healthy to eat!

Soybean, tuna & tomato salad with lemon

Toss that green salad away and have some beans for lunch. Yes, preparation of the beans can take quite a long time, but you will see that all the soaking and cooking are worth every single minute that you committed. It’s simple and very healthy. You will love it!

Soybeans, tuna & tomato salad recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 cup soybeans (soaked overnight, water drained)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (quartered if they are big)
  • 5 ounces canned tuna preserved in olive oil, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a saucepan with salted water over medium-high heat, cook the soybeans for 2-1/2 hours until tender. Drain, discard the water and let the beans cool.
  2. In a serving bowl, mix the cooled soybeans, celery, tomatoes, tuna and fennel seeds.
  3. Season with the lemon juice, salt, pepper and extra-virgin olive oil. Amount is at your discretion.

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