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Recipe: Tuna & Bean Salad

Open Table volunteers helped staff a table at the Maynard Farmers Market on Saturday, August 13th and handed out bookmarks announcing our new Maynard home. The reverse side of the bookmark included a recipe for a delicious summery Tuna & Bean Salad.

Tuna & Bean Salad Bookmark

Tuna & Bean Salad

  • 3/4 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small red onion, cut in half & sliced
  • 2 5 oz cans tuns (water or oil packed)
  • 1 15 oz can white beans
  • 2 tbspns chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbspns chopped chives
  • 2 tsps chopped fresh marjoram or
  • sage
  • 2 tbspns sherry or red wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minded or pureed
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbspns bean broth
  • 6 tbspns extra-virgin olive oil

Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil and add salt to taste. Blanch green beans for 4 minutes until just tender. Transfer to a bowl of cold water and drain. Cut or break beans in half if very long. Meanwhile, place sliced onion, in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak 5 minutes. Drain, rinse and drain again on paper towels.

Drain tuna and place in a salad bowl. Break up with a fork. Add cooked dried beans, green beans, onion and herbs. Toss together.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together vinegar, salt, garlic, mustard and bean broth. Whisk in olive oil. Toss with tuna and bean mixture, and serve.