Tuna & White Bean Salad

tuna salad

While cleaning up a corner of my craft room the other night, I found a lil recipe snippet from Sunset magazine for a very nice tuna salad. This salad is what started my lil love affair with tuna & white beans. You can see how I adapted it here.

mixing it up!

Just looking at the picture in the magazine of the crisp, brilliant bright green celery slices made me WANT that soo bad for lunch today. So I did it. And here it is. It's really easy and what you see below is "my" version of their recipe.

Tuna & White Bean Salad

(adapted from Sunset Magazine)
-1 can tuna in olive oil
-2 ribs celery sliced thinly
-1 can white cannellini beans (drained)
-1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley chopped
-1 big glug olive oil
-1/4 red onion chopped
-a splash of red wine vinegar
-juice from half a lemon
-salt & pepper to taste

Drain the tuna- put in bowl with all the rest of the ingredients. MIX MIX MIX. Add on top of grilled bread and you have yourself a nice lil bruschetta!

Sometimes I add a little bit of toasted walnuts for extra crunch. I have also been know to just eat it directly from the bowl.....

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  • June 30, 2009

    This is one of my favorite quick and easy meals. I add capers to mine -- sublime!

  • June 30, 2009

    I love this salad. I used to make it quite frequently (eaten on seedy crackers), but then forgot about it. Thank you for putting this back on my radar.

    • July 7, 2009

      Jeannette- I am so glad it's back on my radar too. I went a good while without tuna.

  • Jorden
    July 6, 2009

    Stumbled on your website through flickr, I think it is lovely!
    x x x

    • July 7, 2009

      thanks jorden! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Meghan
    July 10, 2013

    This looks AWESOME for lunch at work. Quick question-- I don't love celery (I know weird since it doesn't take like much, anyway), is there anything you'd recommend subbing for it?

    • Tracy
      July 10, 2013

      how about peppers? I a red pepper would be delish. It's all about the crunch.

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