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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 219.1
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.7 mg
  • Sodium: 421.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 27.6 g

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Tuna and White Bean Salad

Submitted by: JLPNURSE
 Tuna and White Bean Salad

Introduction

A refreshing alternative to tuna salad. Pair with tomatoes and cucumber for a light lunch. A refreshing alternative to tuna salad. Pair with tomatoes and cucumber for a light lunch.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 cans chunk light tuna in water, drained
    1 can white beans or chick peas, drained and rinsed
    1 red bell pepper, diced
    1/4 cup red onion, diced
    1 tbsp olive oil
    juice of 1 lemon

    Optional: Parsley, tomatoes, cucumber

Directions

1. Mix ingredients and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
2. Serve on a bed of greens.






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  • 126 of 127 people found this review helpful
    I used black beans, added 2 tbsp lime juice and 1/4 cup diced cilantro and 1/2 diced cucumber. WOW!!! - 7/4/09

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  • Good
    55 of 59 people found this review helpful
    Definitely needs to be spiced up with a bit of lemon juice or vinegar but a very nice, easy salad. I added lemon juice, capers and kalamata olives. - 9/10/08

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  • Very Good
    50 of 51 people found this review helpful
    Made for dinner tonight. Very nice but next time I will add a little seasoned vinegar at the beginning just to give it a little zing. Hubby loved it. Used chick peas and put it over fresh spinach. Yum!!! - 6/16/08

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  • 40 of 47 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely make this, but simply rinsing the beans will bring down the sodium - 6/15/08

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  • Very Good
    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Made it this evening...used garbanzo beans (rinsed)...added black pepper and a little lemon...it was yummy...now I've got meals for a couple days at work. - 6/16/08

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  • Very Good
    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. I did spice it up a bit with a dusting of red pepper flakes and a pinch of garlic salt. - 7/13/08

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  • Very Good
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    This was good with a few minor adjustents. I did rince the beans and added some garlic powder. Since I did not have any green or red peppers, I added a chopped tomato and some balsamic vinegar. Nice change for lunch. - 7/29/09

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  • Very Good
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This was great! Lots of protein. The only adjustment I made was to use a little mustard instead of olive oil - and I added some garlic powder. I ate it over salad greens. Delicious! - 6/12/07

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I have really enjoyed this recipe this week. I did use the garbanzo beans. I rinse all canned beans before I use them. When my day calls for 2 cups lettuce, I use 1 cup lettuce and 1 cup spinach, put a serving of this on top and spritz with salad dressing. Yum yum - 9/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I love this!! Excellent in a whole wheat mini tortilla for lunch! - 3/27/07

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  • 19 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I made this but altered the recipe a bit. I used tuna in olive oil (draining most of the oil), rinsed Cannellini beans, pepper, paprika, and cucumber instead of red pepper (that's all I had). I also used some minced garlic and lemon juice. Loved it! - 6/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I have made this a couple times and it is very good. I put the tuna salad on top of salad with lettuce/spinich, tomatoes, green peppers, and any other veggies I have on hand. Makes for a very satisfying lunch. - 9/21/07

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  • Very Good
    17 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I wouldn't call this gourmet fare, but it was very good for a quick weeknight dinner. I made these adjustments: added a squeeze of lemon juice, rinsed the beans, and added just a touch of kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. We had our greens as a side salad and ate this on bruschetta. Yum. - 7/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Reduced olive oil and substituted salsa, which added flavor and zest. - 4/5/10

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    like the combination of tuna and beans. Used cannolli oil instead of olive oil and added a few olives. - 6/26/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    used more onion (100g), some diced celery and added some lemon juice, + black olives sounds good too - 9/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    OMG! (got that from my daughter). This was easy to put together. I added a scallion and used chick peas, put over a bed of lettuce and added a little balsamic vinegar to "wet" the lettuce. Great recipe, definitly a keeper! - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I used the garbanzo beans as suggested by another and used half of orange & yellow pepper as I had those on hand. Added granulated garlic and pepper and some sea salt and it was great! Next time I think that I will try it with Old Bay Seasoning. The combinations are endless Thanks for the basics. - 7/9/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    i used red kidney beans very goood recipe
    - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made this for lunch today and really enjoyed it. First time having tuna salad w/out mayo and didn't miss it! - 6/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I loved it!!! It is sooo satisfying. I ate it with crackers...I had no lettuce...It filled me up and I love the fact that it has so much protein! - 10/8/07

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  • 10 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Great idea but would roast the red pepper, add some crushed garlic and a wee bit of lemon juice to zip it up! - 6/15/08

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  • Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    good...but like others have said its pretty bland, and i found all i could taste was the 'fishy' tuna through the beans. I added probably at least a 1/4 cup of vinegar, alot of pepper, cumin and cayenne for some heat. Turned out alright, but u defintly have to kick the spices up. - 8/21/09

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  • Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    it needed some balsamic vinegar for the tang - 1/24/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I was just saying to myself that I need some quick meals and this is one I will try when I get home from work, quick and easy! - 6/26/09

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