Butter Bean, Tuna and Celery Salad

This recipe comes from April 08 Food and Wine Magazine. I tried it today and I must say it is really good. The buttery beans are counterbalanced by the crunchiness of the celery and the tartness of the lemon-Dijon dressing. It’s also a double dipper frugal dinner: beans and tuna in one dish!

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Four 3 1/2-ounce cans Italian tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 3 celery stalks with leaves, thinly sliced on the bias
  • Two 15-ounce cans butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons drained capers
  1. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the mustard, then slowly whisk in the olive oil. Stir in the chives and season the lemon-mustard vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the drained tuna with the sliced celery, butter beans and capers. Add the lemon-mustard vinaigrette and toss to coat the salad. Season the salad with salt and pepper and serve at once.

Serves four.

Check out other recipes using Tuna on Week 2 of Frugal Food Series over at Frugal Upstate. Stay tuned, next week it’s beans.