Recipe: Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad

tuna and white bean salad

Tuna and white beans are a classic Tuscan pairing. Add a lemony vinaigrette and you’ve got a light, cool salad packed with protein. Great for carrying to the office, or a luncheon buffet.

Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad

Yield: 4 main course servings


  • 2 6-ounce cans tuna packed in oil
  • 3 cups drained and rinsed canned white beans, preferably cannellini (from two 15-ounce cans)
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 6 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper


  1. Put the tuna with its oil, the beans, scallions, capers, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine.
  2. Marinate two hours before serving.