Mediterranean tuna and white bean salad
A fresh, protein-packed salad with chunks of tuna, white beans, tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and black olives.

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove—minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
14 oz (400g) canned white beans—rinsed and drained
6 oz (180g) canned tuna in olive oil—drained and broken into chunks
2 tomatoes—diced
½ cup deseeded and diced cucumber
½ green or red pepper—deseeded and diced
¼ red onion—finely diced
8 black olives (kalamata work well)—quartered
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


PLACE the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a jar with screw-top lid and shake to combine. PLACE the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. POUR the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently until well combined

Variations: Use jarred roasted red pepper instead of fresh. For a touch of luxury, replace the canned tuna with grilled fresh tuna cut into cubes.

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