Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

From the Taste for Life test kitchen

20 minutes prep time              Serves 6

You'll need:

  • 4 c mixed salad greens
  • 1 (15 oz) can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can solid white tuna, drained and flaked with a fork
  • 1/2 c pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • Tuscan Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
  • Lemon wedges


  1. In a large salad bowl, toss greens with beans, tuna, olives, onion, and tomato. Set aside.
  2. Make Tuscan Vinaigrette. Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette over salad. Toss again.
  3. Serve immediately with a few lemon wedges.


Tuscan Vinaigrette

From the Taste for Life test kitchen

10 minutes prep time              Makes 1 cup

What you need:

  • 1/4 c red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 c extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together vinegar and oil.
  2. Add shallot, garlic, and basil. Mix to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.