• Servings 4
  • Prep 10 min
  • Cook 5 min
  • Cuisine
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Tuna and Bean Salad with Red Onion, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice


  • 1 cup of canned cannellini beans
  • 2 cans of solid white albacore tuna in olive oil
  • 2/3 cups of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 tbs grated lemon rind
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 small red onions peeled and sliced thinly
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
Try this healthy salad that you can throw together quickly for a healthy lunch or a light dinner.


  • Drain and rinse the beans.
  • In a bowl whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the beans and mix well.
  • Slice the onions very thinly and stir gently into the beans.
  • Drain the tuna reserving the oil.
  • Coarsely flake the tuna and add to the beans with the reserved oil.
  • Toss gently and adjust the seasoning
  • Garnish liberally with parsley and grated lemon rind.


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