Tuna and White Bean Salad

This salad, an Italian staple, is easy and delicious. It takes only minutes to make and is sure to fill you up without weighing you down.

Tuna and White Bean Salad

Hearty but not heavy
10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: hearty, home cooking, lemon, salad, tuna
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal



  • 2 15 oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed well
  • 2 5 oz can tuna
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 1 lemon zested and cut in half
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese


  • Clean celery. Dry and finely chop
  • Chop scallions
  • Rinse beans thoroughly with cold water and drain
  • Drain tuna of oil or water
  • Place these ingredients in a large bowl
  • Zest lemon, cut in half and juice completely, removing any seeds
  • Put lemon zest and juice into a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add thyme leaves and chopped oregano
  • Pour over tuna mixture and gently mix until fully coated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Top servings with shaved Parmesan and serve


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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