1. Mediterranean Tuna-Bean Spinach Salad
Mediterranean Tuna-Bean Spinach Salad

Mediterranean Tuna-Bean Spinach Salad

This Mediterranean-style tuna-bean spinach salad is simultaneously complex in flavor, yet simple to prepare. Vital Choice Pacific Albacore Tuna is sustainably line-caught by hand on small troll boats, frozen at sea and cooked only once, for fresher flavor, firmer texture and markedly higher omega-3 levels than supermarket brands.

Mediterranean Tuna-Bean Spinach Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cans Vital Choice albacore tuna (6 ounces each), drained and chunked 
  • 3 tablespoons Vital Choice organic extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Vital Choice organic red balsamic vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 2 cans white cannellini or garbanzo beans (14 to 15 ounces each), rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Crusty whole-grain sourdough bread, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine beans, 2 tablespoons oil and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until beans are warm, about 4 minutes; remove pan from heat.
  2. Combine spinach, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon vinegar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Divide spinach among four plates.
  3. Transfer beans to large bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar, tuna, olives, onion and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top spinach with bean and tuna mixture and serve with bread.
Serves: Serves 4