SuperSimple Recipes

Tuna and White Bean Salad

From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

tuna and white bean salad
tuna and white bean salad

This is a quick and delicious meal to make when you’re short of time.  I usually make it for lunch, but it would also make a great dinner.  However, it tastes best when made a day in advance–allowing the flavors to meld.  I give the drained tuna water to my cat, who laps it up in a flash, and I also save him a spoonful of the tuna for a pre-dinner treat.

1 5-ounce can of Albacore tuna in water, drained
1 15-ounce can large white kidney beans (or Great Northern beans, or small white beans), drained and rinsed
10-20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
½ medium red (or white) onion, chopped
½ large cucumber, seeded and chopped (optional)
3 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
          Add ingredients individually to a large serving bowl.  Mix gently and let sit from 15 minutes to up to one day. 

fresh chopped parsley
          Sprinkle over top for color.

Serves 2 to 4. 

(; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)