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Tuna White Bean Salad over greens in a white bowl.
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Tuna White Bean Salad

Fresh and light and loaded with protein. This Tuna White Bean Salad is a great make-ahead, low calorie lunch or dinner choice.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: tuna white bean salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Valerie Brunmeier


For the Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Tuna White Bean Salad

  • 5 ounce can albacore tuna like Wild Planet
  • 15 ounce can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 6 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 8 ounces mixed salad greens like spring mix or your favorite lettuce blend


  • Add the vinaigrette ingredients to a mason jar or other airtight container and shake vigorously for a minute to combine. Set aside.
  • Drain the tuna, place it in a bowl and break it up with a spoon. Add the beans, cherry tomatoes, celery, red onion, capers and parsley. Drizzle with half of the vinaigrette and toss lightly to combine.
  • Place the greens in salad bowl or on a platter. Top with the tuna and white bean mixture. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette and season with a little freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle crumbled feta over the top and serve.


Tuna and white bean mixture can be made in advance. Just cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to assemble the salad. For the best quality, use the tuna and white bean mixture and any reserved vinaigrette within 3 to 4 days.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1041IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 4mg