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.

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total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine tuna, beans, tomatoes, scallions, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Notes:
Chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. The FDA/EPA advises that women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children consume no more than 6 ounces of albacore a week; up to 12 ounces of canned light tuna is considered safe.

When you use canned beans in a recipe, be sure to rinse them first in a colander under cold running water, as their canning liquid often contains a fair amount of sodium.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 19.8g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 2.5g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 17.3mg; vitamin a iu 488.1IU; vitamin c 11.1mg; folate 102.5mcg; calcium 72.7mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 21.5mg; potassium 548.7mg; sodium 554.8mg.
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Reviews (40)

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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2015
Easy & delicious! This is great as is but I often add fresh herbs (basil dill) and have substituted shallots for scallions. I also sometimes add a bit of zip with a tbsp of chili-garlic sauce. Perfect for a quick lunch without shopping for ingredients. Pros: Takes 5 minutes healthy uses pantry items Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I really like this recipe. I decreased the olive oil and couldn't tell any difference in the taste. I also added some fresh dill for extra flavor. It's a definite "keeper." Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
What a simple but good combo for a salad or wrap or side dish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It was alright. I added a little mayo and raisins to sweeten it up a little. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Easy to make but a tad bland for my tastes. I added some thyme more lemon and green olives. Great in a pita for lunch. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2013
I made this recipe as is very yummy. So easy too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
fast easy nutritious and delicious! YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is awesome! I've always hated mayo so when I first saw "Tuna Salad" I was skeptical but the olive oil really holds it together well. I added some peas to mine for extra deliciousness. It's perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
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!! Read More
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