White Bean Tuna Salad


This tuna salad comes with extra protein thanks to white cannellini beans. And while it's tasty enough to eat on its own, this tuna salad is especially good when scooped up with crusty bread.

White Bean Tuna Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins
6 cups


  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 5 ounce cans tuna packed in water, drained

  • 2 cup lightly packed arugula or spinach

  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepepr

  • ½ lemon

  • Crusty bread, sliced and toasted (optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine beans, tuna, arugula, red onion, and parsley.

  2. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Shake well to combine.

  3. Pour dressing over tuna mixture; toss gently to combine. Squeeze juice from half of a lemon over salad. Serve with toasted crusty bread, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 9.3mg 47%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 252mg 5%
Folate, total 19.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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