Katie's Healthy Bites: Tuna & White Beans
Canned tuna is pantry staple in my house because it works as the foundation for many quick and easy meals, including this tuna and white bean salad. I toss in a few fresh ingredients, and you'd never know dinner came from a can.
When shopping for canned tuna, I opt for albacore, packed in water with no sodium added. If you prefer a tuna packed in oil, omit the tablespoon of oil from the recipe below.
A few other tips… I love adding beans to a tuna salad because they add carbohydrates, fiber and even some more protein -- making the dish a complete meal. Skip the salt shaker in this dish; the canned products and Dijon mustard have enough sodium on their own. Some fresh herbs, a robust vinegar and sweet vegetables add simple but appealing flavor.
Drain the tuna and place it in a mixing bowl. Add the beans, tomatoes and peppers to tuna. In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard and oil. Whisk together, add to the tuna mixture and toss. Season with basil and fresh cracked pepper, toss again and serve.