Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's for Lunch? Double Bean Salad w/ Tuna

Once again, here is a great salad using those little white beans from a can, habichuelas blancas and some amazing quality tuna from a can.

I recently had the opportunity to try Wild Planet Tuna. A sustainably caught wild tuna. It had a wonderful texture and flavor and is the highest in omega 3 good fats (3460 mg per can!) and the lowest in mercury content of all the canned tuna out there.

You can find it at Whole Foods.

I made a great easy salad with Wild Planet.
You can add olives or tomatoes, but since tomatoes are not in season here, I used roasted red peppers instead.

I like having this salad waiting in the fridge for me, it forces me to eat a healthy lunch.

Double Bean Salad with Tuna:

1 lb. green beans, cut in half on the diagonal
1 roasted red pepper (from a jar is fine), cut into pieces
1/4 red onion, diced
1 14oz. can of small white beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of Wild Planet tuna
3 tbsp of vinegar (any flavor is fine, I used cider vinegar this time)
6 tbsp olive oil
sea salt & pepper
fresh chopped parsley

Cook the green beans in boiling water for 4 minutes until al dente. Drain and run under cold water to keep the nice bright green color and stop the cooking process.

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

Toss with oil and vinegar and serve with fresh parsley on top.

Eat & stay healthy!


Swain said...

I just discovered Wild Planet tuna, too, at DeCicco's. I think it's delicious and best of all, my daughter didn't complain when I swapped it for her normal Bumble Bee or Starkist.

This salad looks awesome and I even think I have everything for it in my pantry. Yay, lunch!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely healthy salad Stacey. I really like the idea of using roasted red peppers instead of those winter red things they try to pass off as tomatoes. I'll keep an eye out for that brand of tuna.

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

I'm always looking for new, healthy things to pack for lunch. This is perfect! Thank you:)

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Looks delicious. And you're right, if it's in the fridge already made, it's perfect!

Kate said...

Beautiful...and healthy! If it is in the fridge there wouldn't be an excuse skip lunch or eat something not nearly as healthy!

Joanne said...

White bean salads are for sure some of my most favorite things on this earth! Having one in the fridge makes me feel so good about the week ahead because I know I'll be eating right! This one sounds delicious especially with that superfood tuna!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I will look for that tuna next time I'm at WF's. Haven't had this salad in a while and I probably have at least 10 cans of white beans in my pantry!

Lori Lynn said...

I could definitely enjoy this for lunch today!