Italian Tuna Bean Salad #SaladFest2013

SO SAD!  We can’t believe that Salad Fest is almost over.  quinn and robyn_nutritional yeast

Consider this recipe our encore.

We strangely didn’t get any tuna salad recipes so we wanted to jump in and make sure you guys were covered for that.

This Tuna Salad is super healthy– no mayo whatsoever.  Just light, fresh ingredients that make a perfect lunch (throw it on a sandwich) or dinner (have it with a salad or some grains).

This is an HCC classic that is in our Healthy Cooking Camp: Healthy Cooking Basics Cookbook.  Grab your copy HERE and you’ll see our top 5 swaps for ways to makeover this recipe and make it totally your own.

HCC_tuna bean saladItalian Tuna-Bean Salad

Servings:  2-4
Time: 7 minutes

  • 1 15-ounce can of Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of Italian tuna (preferably jarred and packed in oil), oil drained
  • 2 tablespoons pitted, halved and very thinly sliced black olives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Zest and juice from half a lemon (if you’ve got one of those sad, juiceless lemons, use both sides for juice)
  • A couple good pinches of salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • A few glugs of olive oil

Additional add-in options

  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • Spoonful of dijon mustard
  • Chopped roasted peppers
  • Couple spoonfuls of lacto-fermented vegetables

Directions

Mix everything but the olive oil in a small to medium sized tupperware (for easy storage later).  You can mash the beans and/or tuna a bit as well. Add the glugs of olive oil, mix it lightly and enjoy!

This is delicious on top of a salad by itself or with tahini dressing.  You can also create a sandwich on toasted bread with some spicy greens like arugula or watercress, a schmear of tahini and roasted peppers.

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New Power Couple

Barack + Michelle
Brad + Angelina
Jay-Z + Beyoncé
Tom + Giselle
Robyn + Quinn
…and now, Beans + Greens

Yup, The New York Times has named a new power couple and it’s not exactly what you might have thought.

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We’ve had a long standing love affair with this nutrient dense duo and now they are finally getting the glory they deserve.  Read on to see what the NYTimes has to say about this winning combo.

The article include a great recipe, but you can get our five minute beans + greens recipe in our 5-in-5 cookbook.  Just add in your email address and it will be sent to you automatically.  In the Tempeh + Greens just swap the tempeh for a can of beans.  Simple.

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You’ve been inside our kitchen, but for the first time ever we are taking you behind the cabinet doors and into the HCC pantry.

Come inside and see what we always have on hand, how we keep things organized, what we keep inside that shoe box!

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