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Tuna and White Bean Salad - cjs - 06-11-2008

I did a search and couldn't find where I (or anyone else) had posted this salad - don't know why - it is such a great last minute summer side dish. I made it again last night, but I didn't have any 'tuna in oil' so I added a jar of marinated artichokes and it worked just as well. Also, I used 3 cans of beans to make it go further. It's a great tasting salad especially when taken out of the frig a while ahead of eating - should be close to room temp.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Tuna-and-White-Bean Salad

2 cans tuna packed in oil -- (6 ounce)
3 cups drained and rinsed canned white beans -- preferably cannellini (from two 15-ounce cans)
1 red onion -- sliced thin
1 tablespoon drained capers
2 bunches watercress (about 3/4 pound) -- tough stems removed and leaves chopped (about 2 quarts)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red- or white-wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

Put the tuna with its oil, the beans, onion, capers, watercress, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine.

Since there are so few ingredients in this simple salad, you'll want to use really good canned beans; lower-quality beans are mushy.
Among the many fine brands, we find Goya to be consistently reliable.
if you like tuna and beans, this definitely needs to be in your repertoire

Re: Tuna and White Bean Salad - Harborwitch - 06-11-2008

Oh Jean that just sounds so good! I could wolf that down in a heartbeat - white beans are on the grocery list for this weekend's shopping. Thank you for sharing that!

Re: Tuna and White Bean Salad - Gourmet_Mom - 06-11-2008

Thanks Jean! William LOVES salad and tuna, so this is a win, win!

Re: Tuna and White Bean Salad - vannin - 06-12-2008

So good, thanks. To think I have every thing on hand except the watercress. Will ring DH who is in Pukekohe today to get some.

Re: Tuna and White Bean Salad - vannin - 06-12-2008

I used to make a dish with tuna, corn kernels, peas, and cauli flowerettes layered. Haven't done it for so long. There was a well flavoured white sauce involved too, and parsley. Topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. I seem to remember liking it.