The Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad makes a great lunch. My local grocery store was out of canned Great Northern beans so I substituted kidney beans (as did another user) and they worked quite nicely with the other ingredients. The flavor is light, but satisfying. I made this recipe the night before and divided into 4 1-cup sized containers to make it an easy grab-and-go lunch.
Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a summer evening: no-fuss, no-cook and big taste. You can even make it ahead and store it, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. If you do, use it as a wrap filling for the next day's lunch.
38 Reviews for Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
This is also beautiful and tasty made with salmon and red kidney beans. Try using fresh fennel in the salad or minced tarragon for added flavor.
I LOVED this recipe. I ate it for lunch 4 days in a row. Ate it on a high fiber tomato basil wrap with a couple tablespoons of spicy red pepper hummus. Added the thyme too. SO GOOD!!
I made this for lunch today and it was delicious! While it's simple and not full of herbs and spices, it's light, clean, and fresh. The flavors balanced quite well! I made a single serving, so I used a single-serving sized packet of light tuna in water and adjusted the proportions of the other ingredients accordingly, placed it in half of a pita with Romaine...and it turned out to be something I will absolutely make again. I actually loved the little white beans in there. What a great, fresh alternative to regular, old tuna salad! Thank you!