Giada De Laurentiis' White Bean and Tuna Salad

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

This is a traditional combination in Italy and makes a wonderful full-meal salad. Tuna packed in oil, though hard to find anymore, makes a difference in this salad. Try it at least once this way! You may want to chill the ingredients somewhat in the refrigerator before assembling salad.

Top Review by parech

This is directly from Giada's Everyday Italian cookbook; I love it so much it's a go-to. It is moist, savory, filling, and absolutely delicious, and a foodie friend of mine agrees.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, add tuna and oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. With a fork, break up the tuna.
  2. Add the beans and onions and gently toss.
  3. Drizzle with vinegar and season with more salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to plates and serve.
  4. Note: This may be served over fresh arugula, about 1/2 cup per plate.

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