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Inside Cooking Ep 168: White Bean and Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This easy dinner is loaded with veggies and topped with an herby dressing. Best of all, it’s gluten-free and a perfect weeknight meal. Ideal on hot summer nights.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 12 oz. green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 c. lightly packed basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 c. oak leaf lettuce or butter lettuce
  • 1 15-oz. can small white beans, rinsed
  • 2 5-oz. cans solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 4 soft- or hard-boiled eggs, halved

Instructions

(Ready in 25 mins)

STEP 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt, then green beans, and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, in a blender, puree shallot, basil, oil, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper until smooth. Transfer half of dressing to a large bowl and toss with green beans. Fold in lettuce, white beans, and tuna and serve with remaining dressing and eggs.

Be sure to check out the recipe video on YouTube for more useful tips on the recipe!

Inside Cooking Ep 168: White Bean and Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette