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Vegan 'Tuna' Melt

This vegan white bean 'tuna' melt is the perfect way to use a can of cannellini beans. It's fast, easy, and satisfying.

Servings 4 toasts
Calories 230 kcal
Author Plantily


White bean 'tuna' salad

  • 1 can cannellini beans (~1 cup)
  • ¼ cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup celery (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup dill pickle (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo

Other ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • Meltable vegan cheese


  1. Drain and rinse the beans and add them to a medium bowl. Very roughly mash the beans. There shouldn’t be any whole beans, but there should be a mixture of mashed beans, small pieces, and larger pieces.

  2. Mix in the rest of the ‘tuna” salad ingredients to the beans.
  3. If using the full bean mixture at once, toast 4 slices of bread. Cover each slice of bread with an equal serving of the bean mixture. Top with meltable vegan cheese.

  4. Broil the toasts until the cheese melts, keeping an eye on them so they don't burn. Remove once the cheese is melted, and enjoy!

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