Friday, March 15, 2013

Quick Tuscan Bean Salad from Missy

Missy, here, with another Speedbo recipe for you! This is quick and amazingly delicious! And if you don't do tuna, then you could add tofu or shredded chicken or just make it an olive and bean salad.

I got the original recipe off a pack of Bumblebee tuna but modified it . When I tasted it, I decided Kalamata olives would be the perfect addition.

Now, it's time to admit I threw the package away, so had to go online to find the recipe when I wanted to make the recipe again. I had it pulled up on my phone, but when I sat down to write the post, THE RECIPE WAS GONE FROM THE WEBSITE! Sooooo... I'm having to try to do this by memory. The main ingredients I'm not sure about are the amount of olive oil and vinegar. Sorry!

In a Speedbo month, I don't have many brain cells left. So I hope this turns out! Please adjust as needed.

Tuscan Bean and Tuna Salad

1 5-ounce pack tuna (This makes 2 servings. I've also used the single serve pack and cut everything else in half for myself for lunch)
1 can Cannellini beans (white kidney beans) drained and rinsed
1/2 can diced fire roasted tomatoes (or chopped fresh tomato)
Finely diced red or sweet onion (to taste. I think I used about 2 Tbsp)
1-2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1-2 Tbs red wine vinegar
6-8 Kalamata olives, chopped or sliced

Mix everything together and serve over salad greens. I LOVE this quick and easy salad!


  1. Serious yum! Bonus? I have all the ingredients.

  2. Definitely a recipe I can try! And packed with loads of protein to keep our writer's minds sharp. :-) I've never made a bean salad but I love them so I think it's time I gave it a try.

  3. Julie, it is perfect for using what's in the pantry!

    Kav, I hadn't made one either. I love the red wine vinegar flavor. Not too tart or vinegary.

  4. This sounds fabulous - and so healthy! But it's going to have to wait until next week for me...I think the only ingredients I have are tuna, oil and vinegar.

    I'm even out of onions.

    It's a good thing tomorrow is grocery day!

    1. Jan, I recently had everything to make it. Then discovered I was out of lettuce!