While I was at Expo West, I ran into Wild Planet’s (sustainable caught wild seafood) Mona and Sue. They were handing out little white bean and tuna cups. The taste was heavenly (you may remember I love white beans from my three part series on them here). This morning, after having made white beans in the pressure cooker, I decided to give my own version a try (yes, I was up at 5am!). The trick is cooking the beans well, until the liquid is starchy. Then add tuna, lemon juice, salt, pepper, a dash of Olive Oil and cilantro, scallions or parsley. Making your own white beans gives one the opportunity to salt or not (depending on your diet), and finding tuna with little or no salt would also be a health benefit. The recipe has a low glycemic load and is moderately anti-inflammatory. This recipe is frugal because the beans cost next to nothing, and will allow you to stretch a can of tuna. If you have leftover tuna, you can freeze it in a jar in the fridge (see my post about frugal tips here). I would also like to try this as a casserole with some greens on top. This recipe is free of the top 8 food allergens as defined by the FDA, is gluten-free (use your favorite gluten-free bread!) and kid friendly.

White Bean Tuna Salad

1/2 bag dry beans cooked

1 Can Tuna

1/4 Lemon

Dash Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper


Baby Tomatoes cut in half

Mix beans and tuna (after draining), then add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cilantro. Toast your favorite gluten-free bread. Place mixture on top of toast and top with baby tomatoes.

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  1. […] Planet Foods at Expo West in Anaheim in March as they were making a delicious sampling of their canned tuna with white beans. They were kind enough to send me some coupons for more of their delicious products and I’ve […]

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