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Close up of Cannelllini Bean Tuan Salad i a white bowl with blue trim and red flowers on it.

Cannellini Bean-Tuna Salad Recipe

This salad is a fantastic side, and can hold its own as a hearty main course salad.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword main course salads, salad for party
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Calories 290 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beans, tuna, basil, spinach, peppers, onion and capers.
  2. In a small bowl, use a whisk to blend the oil with the vinegar and lemon juice.
  3. Pour the vinaigrette over the bean mixture and season the salad generously to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

You can cook your own Canillini beans if you have the time. Here's How to Cook Dried Beans. Or you can used canned beans.

I love roasted Piquillo peppers, as they're very sweet and thick. You can use red bell peppers as a substitute if you'd like to. And if you'd like to roast your own peppers, here's how.