Take canned tuna to new heights by adding cannellini beans, red onion and dill, tossing it in a lemon-pepper-Dijon dressing and serving it over a spinach salad with canned beets.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine beans, tuna and onion in a large bowl. For dressing, whisk together 3 tablespoons of the mustard, the mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, 1 teaspoon of the dried dill and the lemon-pepper seasoning in a small bowl. Add dressing to tuna mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours.

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  • Prepare vinaigrette: Combine oil, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, remaining 1 teaspoon mustard, salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon dried dill in a small screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Combine spinach and beets in a large bowl. Before serving, pour vinaigrette over spinach mixture; toss gently to coat.

  • To serve, line four serving plates with spinach mixture. Top with tuna mixture. If desired, sprinkle with fresh dill and/or pepper.

Tips

Tip: To cook fresh beets, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and trim beets; pat dry. Wrap beets in foil and bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Cool slightly. Unwrap and slip off skins under cool running water. Place beets in a covered container and chill until needed. Or use packaged refrigerated cooked whole baby beets.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 20.5g 41% DV; carbohydrates 25.2g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 6.8g 27% DV; sugars 7.1g; fat 11.2g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 25mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 4775IU 96% DV; vitamin c 16.8mg 28% DV; folate 164.3mcg 41% DV; calcium 101.6mg 10% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 72.6mg 26% DV; potassium 829mg 23% DV; sodium 550.8mg 22% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2020
In the instructions it says to add the lemon pepper seasoning but in the ingredients list there is no lemon pepper seasoning. How much lemon pepper is supposed to go into this? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2019
Could use a little lemon to rid any fishy taste off but otherwise good.:) Read More