Quick & Easy Tuna Lunch Idea

Are you looking for something quick to make for lunch? I always am. I usually pack my lunches in the morning as I’m rushing out the door, so I like things that are fast and easy to make.

And that’s where this recipe comes in. I remember seeing a recipe on Pinterest that combined tuna with rice, but I wanted to spin off of that and add some vegetables as well. I mean, how delicious and filling does this look?

Quick Lunch Recipe
It took me less than 5 minutes to put together. Here’s how you do it:

Quick & Easy Tuna Lunch
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. Rice
  2. Can of tuna
  3. Pinto beans (or beans of your choice)
  4. Plum tomatoes
  5. Scallions (optional)
  1. Cut tomatoes in half if you wish & cut scallions as well.
  2. Layer tuna over rice, top with veggies.
  3. Done!
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I did also add a bit of mayo to the rice just to make it less bland. You can feel free to add in any sort of dressing you’d like. This really was filling, and is a great way to get in your protein and some veggies!

Do you have recipes that use tuna (other than salad)? Please leave a comment below because I am always looking for new lunch ideas!


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  1. You know one of my favorite Tuna things? Tuna + Salsa + microwave. SO simple, can have the beans in there, and the heated salsa (of whatever flavor) really adds the right amount of moisture.
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    • Such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! I love salsa and you’re right, sometimes the tuna can be a bit dry/bland. Thanks for the suggestion! PS – don’t worry I’ve been getting the Chicken Patty, Tuna Patty, Patty Mayonnaise puns my whole life ;)

  2. OH and this reminds me to do my Tuna Patty (sorry, not a pun ;) ) recipe!
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  3. Ah yes! Canned fish is totally my go to when I want something quick! I love tuna, salmon, but most of all …SARDINES!
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    • I have never tried sardines. I bought some to try but I’m kind of scared lol. They’re still sitting in my cabinet!

  4. Have you ever used avocado instead of mayo? I recently just switched and love it. Way healthier…well healthier fat :)
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  5. I also added the rice a bit of mayo to make it less bland. It was good! I really enjoyed it.

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