Cannellini bean tuna salad

Cannellini beans and tuna salad

Eating well doesn’t necessarily mean spending hours in the kitchen whipping up fancy sauces using the latest kitchen gadgets… Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics and enjoy simple flavors and no-fuss preparation. This cannellini beans and tuna salad fits the bill.

This refreshing salad is traditional in Italy and can be prepared from ingredients you should always keep in your pantry: canned tuna and canned beans! Of course, you can go all fancy if you want and sear a fresh tuna steak and boil your beans, but I’ll stick to the pantry version myself…

We all know we should be eating beans everyday for good health. They provide lots of fiber and protein as well as vital nutrients such as iron, potassium, zinc and folate.

Tuna’s health benefits are also numerous. To read more about this, check out this post.

This cannellini beans and tuna salad is a quick an easy lunch that is packed with nutrition and will make your heart happy and healthy! Oh, and your wallet too!

Check out some of our other recipes:

Easy seared tuna with herbs

Sardine cakes with spicy yogurt sauce

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Tuna and avocado stuffed peppers

Cannellini bean tuna salad
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Cannellini beans and tuna salad

This delicious fresh salad, traditional in Italy, is ready in minutes. It is filling and has everything the doctor ordered: fish, beans, tomatoes, olive oil… High in protein, fiber, iron, vitamins C & A, calcium and potassium… And no prescription required!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: beans, cannellini beans, tomato, tuna
Servings: 2
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place tuna, beans, cherry tomatoes, shallots and parsley in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk lemon juice together with salt and pepper until salt is dissolved.
  • Whisk in the olive oil.
  • Pour the dressing over salad and mix thoroughly.

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Notes

This makes 2 large servings or 4 small.
Nutrition data provided is for 2 large servings.
It will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cannellini beans and tuna salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
485
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
30
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
291
mg
13
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
51
g
17
%
Dietary Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Total Sugars
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Vitamin A
 
995
IU
20
%
Vitamin C
 
32.8
mg
40
%
Calcium
 
189
mg
19
%
Iron
 
8.2
mg
46
%
Potassium
 
1369
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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