By Nose on October 15, 2004
Photo by GaylaJ
Photo by GaylaJ
"If you are going to make a white bean & tuna salad (which, if you've never had it, might not sound good, but is) with canned goods, this is a good recipe. This is from a book called _Culinary Journey to the Mediterranean. You can serve this with pita bread or pita chips, and/or on a bed of arugula or watercress."
Serving Size: 1 (191 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Easy & good. Thought it needed something... lemon, artichokes, olives, red peppers??? Not sure what, but next time I'll experiment. Thanks!"
"My new, favorite way to eat tuna. I had to substitute the cannellini beans for garbanzo beans (chickpeas), but I didn't mind because I love them! The flavor was great. I put the cans of beans and tuna in the refrigerator before I left for work which made it easy to throw together and serve immediately."
"This was a nice change from plain old tuna salad. I decreased the oil to 1 TBSP of canola, out of olive oil, and increased the vinegar to 2 TBSP. Added red onion in place of green and a stalk of celery. I only had a 15 oz can of beans and 5 oz can tuna, but the proportions seemed to work. I think I may try this with red wine vinegar next time or add some lemon, as I wanted a little bit more zip in the flavor. Topped with cracked pepper and kosher salt, served on lettuce with crackers for a great lunch. Thanks for posting!"
"Great recipe! I used 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and only 1 tablespoon of olive oil. I've already passed this recipe on to friends. Thank you!"
"This was a very good tuna salad. Thanks to other reviewers, I added celery, garlic powder instead of garlic, red pepper chili flakes and little bit of mustard. Going into the keeper file. Thanks!!"
"Easy, healthy and light lunch. Served over arugula. Needed salt and pepper and Next time I'll squeeze some lemon juice over top."
"AMAZING when served on a big bed of fresh baby spinach! I'm not a big green onion fan, so I just put in a bit of dried onion flakes. Next time I may try red or Vidalia. This is a definite keeper. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"This salad is similar to the traditional Tuscan salad. The Tuscan salad uses light tuna packed in olive oil. It incorporates lemon juice and green onions with no garlic.The white beans should be rinsed well.That makes a fresher tasting salad. It was the first meal my husband-to-be made for me when we were stranded from a hurricane in the gulf. I married him and I have been eating wonderfully ever since. I use rocket greens when I can get them or watercress."
"It was simple clean and delicious flavors. I did add just a squeeze of fresh lemon at the end and garnished with parsley for a fresh herb taste. I used scallions (white and green parts) and fresh garlic as stated
Only 1 note. It really only serves 2, so I doubled the beans and tuna, but didn't double the dressing. Just used a bit more oil and balsamic. Probably not even 1 1/2, but close. Basically, I thought there was a bit too much dressing for the amount of ingredients. But that is just me. I tend to go light on dressing.
Thew flavor was great with or without the lemon. It was just a nice light dinner. I loved it. It honestly didn't need anything to me. I could eat it as written. A definite great recipe."
"Great recipe! I added more vinegar because I love balsamic. This recipe is great as is but when I make it again I will play around with other ingredients there are so many things you do! Thanks I really enjoyed!"
"A great healthy meal."
"This is very tasty and easy to put together. It made a nice, healthy, flavorful lunch made exactly as written. The balsamic vinegar gives it a touch of sweetness that is quite nice. Thanks for posting this."
"This is just a simple little recipe that is open to all kinds of variations. We sometimes need to get back to basics. This was just good as it is. I will do it again with other add ons but for now this was good. I wrapped some of this in a tortilla with some cooked Kale. It was great. Thanks for posting this Nose"
"Yum! I omitted the white beans and used garbanzos instead. I also used white onions instead of the green. Not to mention I didn't have any balsamic vinegar on hand so I used lemon juice. I added goat cheese, italian seasoning, shredded carrots, fresh parsley, and a few ribs of celery. I will be making this again when I have all the ingredients to see how it tastes normally. Hopefully I can add another review."
"So good and good for you. I forgot to mention that I added diced avocado to this. Had it with pita bread along with tomato and cucumber slice's on the side for a great lunch :)"
"Loved this, it was delicious. Thanks!"
"Sorry, I didn't enjoy this-- halfway through I added crisp bacon bits which made it better. Never again!"
"I really loved this recipe. My husband was a little unsure at first but the more we ate, the more he appreciated the clean flavors. I made mine with garbanzo beans and used garlic powder instead of fresh then placed it on a bed of mixed greens. What a low carb, delicious salad that I will make often. Thanks for posting!"
"Good recipe. I used a red onion and followed the suggestion of some other reviewers to use one tablespoon olive oil and two tablespoons balsamic vinegar. This was enough for the two of us and we had a very nice lunch.
Thanks for posting."
"I doubled the recipe. 12oz can of tuna, 2-14oz cans of beans... added 2 stalks minced celery and 2 wedges of lemon juice... let it set overnight in fridge. Sooooo good!"