Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuna and White Bean Salad

Want a quick and healthy dinner that doubles for lunch the next day?  

This recipe packs a ton of protein into a relatively low calorie dinner.  I personally love tuna, however it usually tastes best with a big spoonful of mayonnaise.  Try this quick dressing with the white beans and crunchy veggies and I am pretty sure you won't miss the mayo.  Well who am I kidding, this recipe will at least fade your memory for a day or two!  

Apologies for the chipped nail polish :)

Tuna and White Bean Salad
Serves 2 - 3

Salad Ingredients:
2 Celery Sticks Sliced
1/2 Small Red Onion Roughly Chopped
2 Can Tuna in Water - Well Drained
1 Can Cannellini Beans
1 Small Bunch Chives Chopped

Dressing Ingredients: 
3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
Juice from 1 lemon
1 Heaping Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 Garlic Clove Chopped
1 Shallot Chopped
5 Tbsp Olive Oil

Extra Ingredients:
Bread Sliced and Toasted with Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper
Mixed Greens

Dressing:  Mix all ingredients together except for the olive oil.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil.  Add more to taste.  My version is tangy.
Salad:  Put all ingredients into a bowl.  Add dressing till well coated.  The tuna will soak up a lot of the dressing, so I used a good amount.
Plating:  Place a good amount of mixed greens on plate.  Place tuna salad on top of the greens and add some of the dressing to the bottom of the bowl if needed.  Serve with toasty bread.


  1. yum! this looks delicious! and super healthy.

    reminds me of a salad over at Fish in Sausalito.

    i'll have to try this:)

  2. What a great recipe!! Why have I never thought to do this combo? Looks amazing!

    I love your blog- found it through Niky Marie's- and I think it's one of the best cooking/recipe blogs out there... so much better than some of the more well-known and popular ones, in my opinion.

    Your recipes are all bookmarked in my recipe section, and your photos are gorgeous :) Love it

  3. ummm so seriously when does the you making me food start cause i want to try this stat!


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