Tuscan White-Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

An easy and delicious-sounding recipe I'd like to try from The Seattle Times and submitted for Zaar World Tour II.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine beans, artichokes, tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and parsley.
  2. Shake together pesto, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil; pour over salad and toss well; season to taste with pepper.
  3. NOTE: You may substitute great northern beans or navy beans for the cannellinis if desired.


Most Helpful

This Salad is soo good. But the key to it is QUALITY ingredents. I served this at a dinner partry to rave reviews. I used whole seared tuna steaks - crumbled, good balsamic vinegar, fresh basil pesto, and fresh steamed/broiled artichoke hearts. I also added some lime for a-little zip. GREAT stuff. Wonderful recipe.

Cookart4u October 22, 2006

Simple to make but I didn't care for the taste, personal preference I guess.

Bohemiangurl July 23, 2006

An easy to make salad that uses ingredients I usually have in the pantry. The only substitutions I made was to use green pepper instead of the artichokes and cilantro instead of parsley because I don't really like either of them. I also only realised that I should have added sundried tomatoes, but they are only listed in the instructions and not in the ingredient list, so when I came to make it I realised I didn't have any and just served some fresh tomatoes with it instead. I felt that the balsamic vinegar was a little overpowering and the salad also needed some freshly ground black pepper for my taste, but it's a great basis for experimenting, which I will definitely do! I could imagine adding some pasta and increasing the dressing would also work really well. Thanks for sharing!

-Sylvie- July 04, 2006

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