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Italian Tuna Salad Recipe

"This fresh, colorful salad has a nice crunch," reports Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chunk white tuna, drained and flaked


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Add dressing and toss to coat. Fold in tuna. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 63 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 264621
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2017

"I thought the flavors of the tuna and Italian dressing did not go together at all. I hardly ate this at all, though the men in the house enjoyed it. Of course, they'll eat anything. I suggest using pasta instead of the beans, or in addition to. and omitting the green olives to even make this palatable."

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