Italian Bean and Tuna Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a variation of a recipe from "Mediterranean Light". I've omitted a few ingredients (tomatoes and lettuce), and added a few of my own. If you don't eat eggs, you can leave them out with no problem. The original recipe called for a 6 1/2 ounce can of water packed tuna, I just prefer to work with fresh. Use whatever is easiest for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, toss the sliced onion with 2 tablespoons of the red wine vinegar. Add enough water to the bowl to cover the onion. Let sit for 30 minutes, then drain.
  2. Season the tuna steak with salt and pepper. Cook to your desired doneness on a grill, broiler, or sauté pan. Let cool enough to handle. Break the tuna into bite sized pieces.
  3. Add the tuna and remaining ingredients to the drained onion, tossing gently to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
  4. Taste, and reseason if needed.
  5. Serve immediately, or chill and serve later.
Most Helpful

Made this salad as per the recipe, although I did drain & rinse the kidney beans & cut the salt back to 1/4 teaspoon! Worked out well for us & we had a wonderfully flavorful salad! Many thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike September 13, 2011

Great salad! I used a can of albacore and subbed the kidney with cannellini beans. Served over romaine and campari tomatoes, with a few chunks of avocado and some kalamata olives. Perfect meal! Thanks for sharing, Ingrid! ***Make for PRMR***

rickoholic83 March 20, 2011