White Bean and Tuna Salad Recipe

Did you know that many herbs have the ability to balance blood sugar and can even encourage more balanced insulin creation in the pancreas? Herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano can work wonders for diabetic diets. 

Give this recipe a try, using herbs from your Gardenuity garden! A great appetizer, lunch, or dinner, this white bean, and tuna salad is the perfect balance of crunch, creaminess, and a little kick of spice. 

White Bean and Tuna Salad Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1/2 whole-grain baguette, torn into 2-inch pieces or whatever bread you prefer (about 1 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 can (16 ounces) cannellini beans, no salt added, drained and rinsed

  • 2 small dill pickles, cut into bite-size pieces (about 2 tablespoons)

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 can (7 ounces) water-packed tuna, no salt added, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat broiler. 
  • Place the baguette pieces on a heavy cookie sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil. 
  • Place under the broiler for about 1 to 2 minutes, until golden. 
  • Turn the bread pieces and broil for an additional 1 or 2 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, beans, pickles, onion, vinegar, and pepper.
  • Fold in the broiled baguette pieces. Divide the mixture among four bowls and top with the tuna and parsley.
  • Enjoy!
White Bean Tuna Salad Recipe