White Bean Salad with Fresh Tuna Confit

White Bean Salad with Fresh Tuna Confit
Photo by Martha Holmberg


  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved (or 1 large, firm ripe tomato, diced)
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh tender herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, mint, cilantro, or basil, or a mix
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lb. fresh tuna confit, drained and flaked into bite-size pieces (or use two 6-oz. cans light tuna in oil, drained)
  • 3 Tbs. red-wine vinegar
  • 1 cup dried small white beans, such as cannelini or navy, soaked overnight, drained, and cooked in plenty of salted water until done but not mushy (or use two 15-½-oz. cans cooked white beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained)
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 4 scallions (white and light green parts only), chopped
    • 1 small onion, finely diced to yield ½ cup (red onion looks nice)

While the beans are still warm, toss them with the olive oil, vinegar, onion, and scallions. (If you're using canned beans, heat them gently before dressing them.) Allow to cool fully. When cool, fold in the herbs, tuna, and tomatoes, adjusting the vinegar as needed. Season to taste with salt and...

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