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Tuscan Tuna and Bean Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Mellow garbanzo or cannellini beans are dressed up with herbs, red onion, and tuna in this Italian-influenced marinated salad."
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servings 385 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper; set aside dressing. In a medium bowl, toss beans, onion, mint, cilantro, parsley, and olives, if desired. Add tuna and enough dressing to lightly coat; toss gently (refrigerate leftover dressing, if any, for another use). Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cover; refrigerate at least 15 minutes (or up to 24 hours). Serve with crostini (toasted Italian bread), if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 385 calories; 22.7 g fat; 18.9 g carbohydrates; 25.4 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 552 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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You can add baby spinach and lettuce tastes great.

Wonderful! I used regular tuna (the type in a packet instead of a can) and replaced olives with grape tomatoes. Wonderful! Light but satisfing.

This is the perfect, easy lunch or side dish. I didn't have parsley or mint when I made this and it still tasted incredible. ----- Tried it a second time using canned salmon which was just incr...

This salad tasted really good as a light, quick meal even though I didn't add cilantro or parsley. I served it with soup. Thank you!