Recipe Redux: Weight Watchers Friendly Healthy Tuna and White Bean Salad
Posted Jul 21 2012 4:15am
Weight Watchers Tuna & White Bean Salad
Tuna and white beans are one of my go to no-cook summer lunch options. It’s quick easy healthy and delicious and so very versatile. So, this Weight Watchers friendly healthy tuna and white bean salad seems like the perfect choice for The Recipe ReDux’s “Beat the Summer Heat with No Cook Meals” Challenge.
I’ve just joined the Recipe ReDux, a recipe challenge founded by a group of registered dietitians, which focuses on dishes that are both delicious and nutritious. Girls after my own heart, dietitians Regan Jones, Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly, share the philosophy that healthier eating should always taste delicious. The mission of Recipe ReDux is to “Inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.” Amen to that!
Each time I make this simple no-cook salad, it turns out a little different, depending on what’s in the pantry/fridge. Experiment with what you like and have on hand to make it your own. Additional ingredients that would be tasty in this simple tuna and white bean salad include capers, tomatoes, green onion and olives.
You can enjoy this tuna and white bean salad so many ways. It’s wonderful just as it is. Or on a bed of greens. Or stuffed into an avocado half or tomato. Or as a topping for bruschetta…
Serve it as a light lunch or dinner along with thinly sliced garden fresh tomatoes, crusty french bread and a glass of chilled white wine.
Weight Watchers Tuna and White Bean Salad Recipe
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Tuna and white beans make a great summer lunch or light dinner. Serve it on a bed of greens or with thinly sliced garden fresh tomatoes and crusty bread.
In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, and mustard, if using and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, beans, celery, onion, pepper, parsley and rosemary if using. Add the dressing and gently toss to coat.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss gently again.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes
Nutritional Estimates per Serving (about 1 cup): 180 calories, 3 g fat, 15 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value (PPV)
Additional ingredients that would be tasty in this salad include capers, tomatoes, green onion and olives.
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