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Tuna White Bean Panzanella Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: White Bean and Tuna Panzanella

When it comes to panzanella — the classic Italian bread salad with tomatoes — I love every variation. While I've made it with heirloom tomatoes and arugula, I've never had the filling warm-weather dish with tuna and white beans.

But thanks to this recipe, I plan on doing so tonight! What's not to love about chunky tuna, crispy oil-saturated bread, and tangy pickles? The cannellini beans ensure that this salad is hearty enough to stand alone.

Check out the recipe when you read more.

White Bean and Tuna Panzanella

White Bean and Tuna Panzanella

Tuna White Bean Panzanella Recipe 2009-09-02 15:09:01

Ingredients

1/2 baguette, torn into 2-inch pieces
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 19-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 pickles (preferably half-sour), cut into bite-size pieces
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
kosher salt and pepper
2 6-ounce cans tuna, drained

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. On a broiler-proof rimmed baking sheet, toss the baguette pieces with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Broil until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, pickles, onion, vinegar, the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Fold in the broiled baguette. Divide the mixture among bowls and top with the tuna.
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