Tuna and White Bean Salad

Tuna and White Bean Salad Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr


4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Fat 14.6 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 7.4 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 20.2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 5.6 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 467 mg
Calcium 65 mg


20 asparagus spears
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 (15-ounce) can organic white beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups torn butter lettuce (about 1 head)
2 (5-ounce) cans solid white tuna packed in olive oil, drained and broken into chunks


1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus spears. Steam asparagus, covered, for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

2. Combine capers and the next 7 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

3. Place 1/4 cup juice mixture, cherry tomatoes, and beans in a small bowl; toss gently to combine.

4. Place 1 cup lettuce on each of 4 plates, and top each serving with 5 asparagus spears. Spoon about 1/2 cup white bean mixture over each serving, and divide tuna evenly among servings. Drizzle each salad with about 1 tablespoon remaining juice mixture.

Sustainable Choice: Buy solid white (albacore) tuna. Look on the label for sustainable pole-caught fish.


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