This is a delightful discovery from delish.com that I tried for the first time a few weeks ago. It’s a cold salad with a great balance of flavors and textures, packed with 31 g of protein and only 3 g of saturated fat per serving. Better still, you can make it in about 10 minutes and be eating before you know it which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a fast lunch. Sometimes cooking is really nothing more than assembling a few quality ingredients, and this is clearly one of those times!
I served this with a good crusty whole wheat bread but you could try it with flatbread or pita or even crackers. I thought a bowl of melon chunks (watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew) made the perfect sweet addition to the meal.
Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad
photo credit: Frances Janisch @ Delish.com
1 can (15 oz.) white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion, halved
1 can (6 oz.) tuna in olive oil (drain; reserve oil)
1 c. diced fresh tomatoes
1/2 c pitted kalamata olives
2 Tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp. each salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 c. torn arugula leaves
In a bowl, combine beans, onion, tuna, tomatoes, olives, parsley, 2 Tbsp. of the reserved oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper, tossing gently to combine. Stir in arugula.