• Mediterranean Tuna And Bean Salad

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    • 1 c. frzn cooked navy beans thawed
    • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 2 x cloves garlic chopped
    • 2 c. frzn sliced green beans
    • 2 c. frzn broccoli flowerets
    • 1 c. frzn cauliflower flowerets
    • 1 c. frzn minced onions
    • 8 x romaine lettuce leaves
    • 1 can tuna in water (7 ounces) liquid removed and flaked


    1. In a medium bowl, combine the navy beans, vinegar, oil, mustard, and garlic. Toss well. Let stand at room temperature for 30 min, stirring occasionally.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add in the green beans, broccoli, and cauliflower. Cook for 30 seconds, or possibly till the beans turn bright green. Drain in a colander. Add in the onions. Rinse under cool water. Pat dry with paper towels. Add in to the bowl with the beans. Toss well. Let stand at room temperature for 5 min.
    3. Line 4 salad plates with the lettuce. Arrange the vegetable mix on the lettuce. Scatter the tuna over the lettuce.
    4. NOTES : A traditional combination in the Italian region of Tuscany, this salad makes wonderful use of frzn vegetables and canned tuna for less than 70c a serving. You can pull this quick light dish together from staples which you have on hand. If you freeze your cooked beans in 1 -c. pkgs., they'll thaw quickly in the microwave.

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