"Put Down Your Fork!" Tuna and Bean Salad

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Debby H

The story behind this comes from a simple recipe I had found, then made changes to make our own. My husband loved it so much the first time I made it I literally had to say to him "Put down your fork or you'll explode". So from that point on we have called it by this name. The ingredients may seem bland, but combined together they taste great and present well. Enjoy.

Top Review by Red Jenny

Tasty, and very easy. I didn't have all the right ingredients: I used apple cider vinegar, dried basil, cucumbers and tomatoes (instead of the peppers), and no scallions. Still, delish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In salad bowl, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, basil and black pepper.
  2. Add beans, tuna, scallions and sweet pepper and toss.
  3. Chill several hours for flavors to blend.
  4. To make a beautiful presentation, serve on a leaf of Bibb lettuce.

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