Simple Tuna and White Bean Salad

January 7, 2015

Tuna and white bean salad is one of my favorites--it's simple, tasty, and couldn't be easier to make. Plus, it's extremely versatile and allows for whatever adjustments or additions I can think of. Great on it's own or served on a bed of dressed greens, it can just as easily be tossed with pasta or piled on hearty, crusty bread (think ciabatta or sourdough) for an awesome sandwich.

Tuna and White Bean Salad
2 5-ounce cans tuna packed in olive oil, drained
1 15-ounce can white beans such as cannellini, navy, or great northern
1 garlic clove
½ cup red onion, chopped
salt and pepper
olive oil

Optional additions
diced cucumber
tomato slices
chopped olives
avocado slices
chopped fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, or parsley
In a medium bowl, gently toss drained tuna and beans, garlic, and onion until just combined. Drizzle with a little olive oil (about a tablespoon or two) to bind the ingredients, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Now you can add to it, or eat as is. 

Note: If you can't find tuna packed in olive oil, use a good quality tuna packed in water. 

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