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White Bean Tuna Salad Recipe

"I adapted this recipe from one in my local newspaper," writes Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "The zippy Dijon dressing adds interest to the beans, tuna, olives and onion. It makes a filling and healthy lunch that I like to take to work.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, garlic, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in oil.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, tuna, olives and onion; add dressing and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 247 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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