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Tuna-and-White Bean Salad with Herb-Caper Pesto

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Excellent jarred Italian tuna makes all the difference in Melissa Rubel Jacobson's hearty salad. The herb-caper pesto is so versatile, it can also be used on chicken, fish or pasta.

  1. 1 small garlic clove
  2. 1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  3. 1/4 cup packed basil leaves
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano leaves
  5. 1/4 cup capers, drained
  6. 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  7. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  9. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  10. Three 7-ounce jars high-quality Italian tuna packed in olive oil, drained
  11. Two 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  12. 3 Belgian endives, thinly sliced crosswise
  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic with the parsley, basil and oregano and pulse until the herbs are coarsely chopped. Add the capers and pine nuts and pulse until they are coarsely chopped. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and pulse until the pesto comes together but is still chunky. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, break up the tuna into bite-size chunks. Add the cannellini beans, sliced endives and caper pesto and toss gently until the salad is evenly coated. Season the tuna salad with salt and pepper and serve.
Make Ahead The tossed salad can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

Suggested Pairing

Italy's coastal vineyard regions produce a variety of zesty whites with herbal and citrus notes; these wines would be great partners for this Mediterranean salad. Look for a Vermentino from Sardinia or Tuscany's Maremma region.

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