Tuna and White Bean Salad


  • 2 6-oz. cans tuna packed in oil 
  • 3 cups drained and rinsed canned white beans, preferably cannellini (from 2 15-oz. cans) 
  • 1 small-medium red onion, sliced thin 
  • 1 Tbsp drained capers 
  • 2 bunches watercress (about ¾ pound), tough stems removed and leaves chopped (about 2 cups) or a mix of greens and fresh herbs, such as arugula, basil, chives, mint, parsley, cilantro, dill, stems removed and leaves finely chopped 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar 
  • ¾ tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Put tuna with its oil, beans, onion, capers, watercress/ greens, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine. 

Note: You can also substitute sardines for the tuna.