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.
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- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Fold in the broiled baguette. Divide the mixture among bowls and top with the tuna.
- Salads, Main Dishes