Want something light, easy and tasty for lunch or dinner? Got a jar of Randall Beans and some tuna sitting around? You are in business!
Tuna salad is a healthy and protein-loaded change of pace from the traditional leafy greens salad and the signature zing of the veggies and dressing make it a perfect pairing for beans.
Dressing up your bean and tuna salad is really the fun part. We’ve included a recipe for a super simple and tasty dressing for this salad, but the rest is up to you! Red onion, cucumbers and bell peppers are all perfect additions, but feel free to load this recipe up with your favorite veggies of choice.
This recipe is perfect for crazy days when you get home and need to keep the evening’s meal simple or need a side dish you can whip up in minutes. This will make about 6 to 8 servings, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunch, dinner or snacks over the next couple of days.
- 1 48oz. jar Randall Beans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 12oz. can water packed tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1 cup chopped celery (Optional)
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced (Optional)
- 1 large red bell pepper, cut into small strips (Optional)
- 1 cup olive or vegetable oil
- 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- Crisp lettuce leaves (Optional)
- Lightly toss together all of the salad ingredients. In a blender or food processor, combine the dressing ingredients and blend until well mixed. Toss the dressing into the salad. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Serve on top of crisp lettuce leaves or on its own.
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