A quick and easy recipe for Tuscan Tuna Salad with Arugula & White Beans with arugula, radishes, scallions, capers and seasonal tomatoes, with a simple shallot vinaigrette. A simple 15-minute “pantry” meal! 

Tuscan Tuna Salad with arugula, white beans, radishes, tomatoes and a simple vinaigrette. Fast and easy, make this in 15 minutes!

Need a quick meal? Here’s a super easy recipe that can be made with pantry ingredients that comes together in less than 15 minutes! Tuscan Tuna Salad with arugula, white beans, crunchy radishes, tomatoes, parsley and scallions tossed with a simple vinaigrette. Bump this up with capers  and avocado, if you have them on hand.

This salad came to be because we are remodeling our kitchen. Actually, Brian is remodeling and I’m just watching but I still like to say “we” – although he’d beg to differ. 😉

Ingredients in Tuscan Tuna Salad with Arugula

A simple recipe for Tuscan White Bean & Tuna Salad with arugula, radishes, tomatoes and a simple balsamic vinaigrette. #tunasalad #whitebeans #tunarecipes #salad #healthysalad #tuscansalad

Anyhow, I had to clear everything out from the cupboards and vacate to another kitchen and promised myself that this month I’d try to use up some of our forgotten pantry ingredients because as you can imagine, being a recipe developer, it was getting a little out of hand.  To put it mildly! 😉

So today, I was pretty proud of myself using up several pantry items in this one recipe!

Plus, it ended up tasting sooooooo good! And it was such a snap to make. So I thought I’d share, in case you too have a pantry problem. 😉

A simple recipe for Tuscan White Bean & Tuna Salad with arugula, radishes, tomatoes and a simple balsamic vinaigrette. #tunasalad #whitebeans #tunarecipes #salad #healthysalad #tuscansalad

Make these in bowls or in mason jars for packable lunches. ( see recipe notes)

Tuscan Tuna Salad with arugula, white beans, radishes, tomatoes and a simple vinaigrette. Fast and easy, make this in 15 minutes!

The key to a good pantry meal in my book is adding enough fresh ingredients so it doesn’t actually feel like a pantry meal. Or look like one!

So comb through your fridge and see what fresh veggies you have. Raw crunchy veggies are best here- like radishes!

Tuscan Tuna Salad with arugula, white beans, radishes, tomatoes and a simple vinaigrette. Fast and easy, make this in 15 minutes!

If tomatoes are not quite in season, feel free to sub thinly sliced asparagus, shredded carrots or beets or even cucumbers. Olives are a nice addition too!

Tuscan Tuna Salad with arugula, white beans, radishes, tomatoes and a simple vinaigrette. Fast and easy, make this in 15 minutes!

And of course, for vegans, you can leave the tuna out and just use more white beans. Or sub another kind of bean in addition to the white beans, like chickpeas. Feel free to add nuts or seeds!

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A simple recipe for Tuscan White Bean & Tuna Salad with arugula, radishes, tomatoes and a simple balsamic vinaigrette. #tunasalad #whitebeans #tunarecipes #salad #healthysalad #tuscansalad

Tuscan Tuna Salad with Arugula ad White Beans

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: salad,
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

Fast and easy recipe for Tuscan Tuna Salad with arugula, white beans, radishes, tomatoes and a simple  vinaigrette. A quick and easy pantry meal that can be made in 15 minutes!


Ingredients

Scale

Vinaigrette (serves 4)

Tuscan Tuna Salad (serves 2)

  • 2 big handfuls baby arugula
  • ½ can ( 14 ounce) of white beans ( about ¾1 cup) rinsed, drained
  • 1 can white albacore tuna, drained
  • 3 radishes, grated, finely sliced or cut into matchsticks
  • 10 cherry or grape tomatoes ( or sub 1 turkish cucumber)
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley ( or 2 tablespoons basil)
  • 12 scallions, sliced (or sub red onion)
  • 1 tablespoon capers or sub olives! ( optional but delicious)
  • Optional: avocado and microgreens or sprouts

Instructions

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a bowl (or shake in a jar) and set aside.

Place arugula in two bowls, divide beans and tuna and add to the bowls. Garnish with radish, tomatoes, parsley, scallions, capers and optional avocado and sprouts.

Spoon dressing over top and season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!


Notes

Feel free to make this ahead, waithing to dress before eating. OR make these in mason jars- layering in this order: white beans, tuna, tomato, radish scallions, parsley, dressing and topping with the arugula.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 368
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 494.9 mg
  • Fat: 18.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 28.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.1 mg

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  1. Looking forward to making this for some Summer dinners. I know this is meant to be a pantry meal, but I think I might forego the canned tuna on this one and sear up some tuna steaks to fancy it up a bit! The asparagus tip sounds like a lovely addition as well 🙂

  2. Great, easy summer salad. I made it with canned tuna I had on hand. The beans make it hearty. The vegetables are bright and delicious.

  3. Tasty and simple for summer. I will make it again using chickpeas and other veggies! I’m eating less and less sea life overall, but this time I used a tin of pole/line-caught tuna to support the sustainability and human rights issues that are problematic with other methods. The addition of sprouts is so good!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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