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White Bean Salad with Tuna

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
marinated white beans with tuna and dill on a gray palte
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5 from 4 votes

White Bean Salad

A few simple pantry staples come together to create an elegant lunch or dinner. Marinated white bean salad is a mix of canned beans, high quality jarred tuna, and fresh herbs that is simple enough for a weekday lunch, but nice enough to serve guests when entertaining!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean salad, cannelini beans, marinated white beans, navy beans, white bean salad, white beans with tuna
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) can cannelini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can navy beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium shallot thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar or other vinegar, such as red wine, white wine, or champagne
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice about ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh dill chopped
  • 2 Tbsp basil thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp oregano chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 (6.7 oz) jar tuna fillets high quality, such as Tonnino
  • flaky sea salt for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, tarragon vinegar, lemon juice, dijon vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add shallot, then toss.
    olive oil and shallots in a pink bowl
  • Add drained beans, fresh herbs, and toss gently to coat. Marinated beans can be refrigerated for use another day or left at room temperature to be served later.
    white beans in a pink bowl with fresh herbs on top
  • When ready to serve, place tuna on top, trying not to break the tuna up into small pieces. Sprinkle a few pieces of flaky sea salt on top of the tuna, then add a little more black pepper or fresh herbs if wanted. Serve immediately.
    marinated bean salad on a gray plate with tuna, shallots, and dill

Notes

Marinated white beans can be made up to 2 days in advance. Add tuna just before serving.
For this recipe, because we're not adding or changing the tuna in any way, I recommend high quality jarred tuna, such as Tonnino in olive oil. Though this makes a great vegetarian dish on its own!

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg