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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

White Bean and Tuna Salad

For an appetizer, try serving the bean and tuna mixture on garlic-rubbed toasts.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) solid white tuna, drained and broken into chunks
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Cook's Note

For an appetizer, try serving the bean and tuna mixture on garlic-rubbed toasts.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine beans, 2 tablespoons oil, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high, stirring, until beans are warm, about 4 minutes; remove pan from heat. In a large bowl, combine spinach, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 teaspoon vinegar; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Divide spinach among four plates. Transfer beans to bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar, tuna, olives, onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Top spinach with bean and tuna mixture and serve with bread.

Source
Everyday Food, May 2010

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Reviews (2)

  • 19 May, 2014

    I was surprised at how tasty this was. Really easy to make with inexpensive ingredients I always have on hand. I used a jar of pimento-stuffed olives since it was what I had in the pantry. I used a spring mix that included baby spinach. I also tossed in a little bit of fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Took the recommendation and spread a little bit of the tuna and bean mixture on toasted bread and it was delicious.

  • 13 Sep, 2011

    This is a great mid-week standby dinner as it's super quick. The tuna mixture stores well in the fridge and it's easy to pack up some leftovers on fresh spinach in a container for work the next day.