My version of the classic Tuna, White Bean and Parsley Salad is a flavor packed 5-minute, 5-ingredient meal that will take your taste buds to central Italy.
If you know me or follow me on Instagram, you know I love making random lunch creations! Lunch for me is always a fun time to eat healthy things that my 2 other family members (hubs and toddler) wouldn’t touch! Normally involving tons of veggies and whatever else I have in my fridge.
However, with the craziness of life lately, I haven’t had much time or energy to get creative nor chop tons of veggies. At the same time though, I’m not the type of person that can live off of a lunch smoothie or granola bar or bowl of cereal.
Nothing against those delicious things… but I need REAL food to keep me going. And preferable REAL FOOD REAL FAST.
This is why I am crushing on 5-minute lunches lately!
You read that right…
From start to finish they take 5 minutes to make! Then you just eat and enjoy!
Today I’m sharing a favorite that looks and feels fancy but is deceivingly easy. Tuna, White Bean and Parsley Salad or Fagioli e Tonno as the Italians call it. A super satisfying simple salad made with quality ingredients that is perfect on hungry busy days.
This no-cook salad is a made up of creamy cannellini beans, flaky tasty tuna, crisp cucumber, herby parsley and a little onion for some zing!
Now this meal is pretty much fool-proof to make. If you can use a can opener, knife and have 2 hands, you will be fine. BUT and this is an important but, try to buy good beans and tuna. This will really elevate the salad to a whole other level.
The way I like to eat this meal is: I whip up the salad and dump it over a bed of spinach for extra nutrients. Or if I am craving carbs, I butter and toast a thick slice of sourdough type bread and load it with this tuna salad. And of course on those days, when I don’t even sit down to eat, I eat it straight out of the bowl I mixed it in.
There is no wrong way to enjoy this.
5 ingredients + 5 minutes = Yummy Italian-inspired healthy lunch
Here are some other 5-minute lunches I love!
- Avocado Grilled Cheese
- Hummus and Cucumber Sandwich
- Healthy Avocado Tuna Melts
- Fresh Summer Pasta (with 3 minute angel hair)
- Burrata and Tomato Tartine
- Cheesy Tuna Stuffed Avocados
Recipe inspired by KalynsKitchen.