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White Bean and Tuna Salad

This is another one of those great make-ahead meals that you can take with you somewhere... like on the boat. It is summer, after all. It comes together quickly and can be made earlier in the day or, hey! Maybe even the night before! Then, when you find yourself at 8pm and realize you have nothing in mind for dinner and absolutely no interest in cooking anything, you have this savior in the fridge ready to go! Plus, it's packed with protein, and who doesn't love that?

White Bean and Tuna Salad

  • 1 c chopped red onion
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cans of tuna (6 oz. each)
  • 2 cans of white beans (15 oz. each) (aka: cannellini beans or Great Northern beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 c mint, chopped
  • 1/4 c arugula, chopped
  • olive oil
  • S&P
1) Sprinkle some lemon on the chopped onion to take some of the edge off.

2) Drain the tuna and place in a bowl. Break it up with a fork or a wooden spoon. Add beans, onion, mint, arugula, lemon zest, lemon juice, S&P to taste. Add olive oil and more lemon juice as needed.

3) Chill and enjoy when you're ready!

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