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Two-Bean Tuna Salad Recipe

My parents owned a restaurant for years, so it's no surprise I love to cook. The light vinaigrette dressing nicely complements the tuna and beans in this salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 225 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.