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Pasta Salad with Tuna and Cannellini Beans

When I first made this recipe, my husband was not too thrilled with the idea of tuna. But he loved it! I think the combination of the tuna and cannellini beans really set this dish apart from many other pasta salads. Give it try!
  Short pasta 1 Pound
  Fresh chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tuna 7 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned cannellini beans 14 Ounce, drained, rinsed (1 Can)
  Red onion 3⁄4 Small, thinly sliced
  Stalks celery 2 , chopped in thin pieces
  Lemon juice 4 Tablespoon (Of 1 Lemon)
  Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1. In a large pan, bring water to a boil.
2. Cook the pasta for an al dente texture. Drain and place in large serving bowl. (Do not overcook, it will continue cooking when done.)
3. Add in the tuna, beans, onion, celery, parsley and mix well.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon juice and olive oil for the dressing then pour over the salad and mix.
5.. Mix well and set aside for 1 hour covered before you serve (or serve warm).
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Pasta, Tuna
Instead of ransacking the fridge to fix a quick dinner, why not toss some pasta, tuna, and cannellini beans together. It's so rich and flavorful and comes dressed with simple flavorings. Devour with baguette or on its own. For inspiration, follow the recipe in the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 529 Calories from Fat 133

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.1%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g6.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6 mg2%

Sodium 196 mg8.2%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g23.9%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.4%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 25 g49.9%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 15.7%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 19.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pasta Salad With Tuna And Cannellini Beans Recipe Video