Crisp Italian Tuna Salad

Crisp Italian Tuna Salad

This recipe is adapted from a favorite by Giada De Laurentiis. We added tomatoes for additional nutrients. Tomatoes provide lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has anticancer and antioxidant properties. Tomatoes are also a water-rich vegetable so can help you meet your daily hydration goals!

The radicchio, endive and fennel give this tuna salad a crisp texture and a burst of fall flavors. This salad is equally great for weeknight lunches as it is for entertaining guests. Enjoy!

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Crisp Italian Tuna Salad

Crisp Italian Tuna Salad

This recipe is adapted from a favorite by Giada De Laurentiis. We added tomatoes for additional nutrients. Tomatoes provide lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has anticancer and antioxidant properties. Tomatoes are also a water-rich vegetable so can help you meet your daily hydration goals!

The radicchio, endive and fennel give this tuna salad a crisp texture and a burst of fall flavors. This salad is equally great for weeknight lunches as it is for entertaining guests. Enjoy!

Nutritional Highlights

  • Tuna is a great lean protein option that is also a good source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Cannellini beans provide protein and fiber, as well as a wealth of B vitamins.

 

  • Author: Pam Fullenweider
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 (5 ounces) can chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 2 small radicchio, cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 Belgian endive, cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 small bulb fennel, shaved on a mandolin or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • toasted pine nuts, for garnish

Creamy Lemon Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounces) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Instructions

  1. Add dressing ingredients to a blender and pulse until just combined, leaving some of the beans intact.
  2. In a large bowl, pour dressing over tuna and toss lightly to coat. Add remaining salad ingredients, excluding the pine nuts, and toss the salad together until evenly coated.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with toasted pine nuts.

Keywords: Fully Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet, salad recipes, tuna recipes

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