Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Caroline Cunningham
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces tuna and about 1 cup bean mixture)

This easy, high-protein meal comes together quickly following an after-work workout. If you exercise at midday, save leftovers for lunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook green beans in boiling water 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well.

Step 2

Combine oil, next 6 ingredients, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in beans, chickpeas, and tomatoes; toss. Sprinkle with walnuts, cheese, and olives.

Step 3

Sprinkle tuna with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tuna to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Divide bean mixture evenly among 4 plates; top with sliced tuna.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Emily2281's Review

September 03, 2014
I forgot the olives and the cheese and it was still really good. I will add those to the left over veggies tomorrow for lunch. Next time I will cut the tuna cook time down.

jehabrich's Review

August 08, 2014

LDombeck's Review

June 20, 2014
Really nice dinner, The walnut oil makes a bit difference in flavor. Nice, light dinner and my kids ate it up too!

mermaidenseas's Review

June 09, 2014
Mmmm…I'm crushing (and crunching) over this recipe. I just love it…although it is very heavy on the garlic! It's good with or without the tuna, and I subbed sunflower oil for the walnut, because I didn't have walnut oil on hand (it's def on my shopping list for next grocery run)! We spooned the excess vinaigrette over the tuna, too. Divine.

Kcchris's Review

May 29, 2014
Lovely dinner for company or a special evening at home. The vinigrette is delicious with walnut oil, lemon juice and white balsamic vinegar. We spooned some of the vinigrette over the tuna, after it was plated, for additional savoriness.