This no-cook dinner recipe is packed with colorful vegetables and gets a flavor kick from zesty vinaigrette.
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
2 (6-ounce) cans Italian tuna packed in olive oil, drained and broken into chunks
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (5-ounce) package fresh baby arugula
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved
How to Make It
Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (through arugula); toss. Top with cheese.
Wine note: Terredora Di Paola Falanghina 2008 ($16) is a crisp and citrusy white with acidity to cut the flavorful oil in this salad. Light body and mineral nuance pair well with tuna, while a slightly peppery finish matches the herbaceous arugula. -Jeffery Lindenmuth
We had made this twice using average tuna and liked it very much. Today I made it for friends with the Italian tonno - one jar in olive oil and one jar with jalapenos which gave it a nice kick. Everyone loved it, Served it with a French blush wine. This recipe has made me a big fan of baby arugula.Perfect for a summer lunch!
Meh - this was just ok. I didn't find the Italian tuna but purchased the highest quality tuna I could at New Seasons. If I were to make it again, I'd probably warm the beans a little bit to soften them up as I didn't care for the texture of them at room temp. I'd also sub feta for the parm-reg. DH wasn't too keen on having it again. DD wouldn't even touch it.
Delicious summer meal. Good enough for a company lunch dish.
I made this with Bumblebee Italian Tonno (I think that's the spelling) in olive oil. No arugula at the store, so used baby spinach, which worked out very well. I used less onion--that's a lot of onion if your red onion is strong tasting. Parmesan cheese is the surprise; it really adds a nice creamy texture and great flavor. This will definitely be one I make again.