This is a sponsored post in partnership with Genova Seafood. All opinions are my own.
When we were in grade school, I was always that kid that had tuna fish sandwiches for lunch. On one hand, I was so excited for them because I actually love tuna fish sandwiches but on the other hand, I was always slightly embarrassed to open my lunchbox because that tuna fish smell just wafted through the air and I became “that kid.”
However, tuna fish sandwiches are such staples in childhood that I feel that is far more acceptable than having it in a workplace. But, I will say that this Mediterranean tuna white bean salad is so full of flavor and delicious ingredients that it may be worth the side-eyes you get at work for bringing this to lunch. If you don’t bring this into work, you can at least relish in the fact that you get this giant bowl to eat at home and I will say that the leftovers of this Mediterranean tuna white bean salad is even better!
I made this Mediterranean tuna white bean salad with both the Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil and Genova Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil. They both come in Easy Open Cans and I love not having to take out a can opener for these. I can easily pop these open and start building my salad!
Another thing I want to mention about Genova’s product line is that they recently all received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified labels. MSC is the world’s leading certification standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood. The providers of MSC-certified products must meet rigorous standards for sustainable fishing practices. I love a brand that acts responsibly!
The tuna is unlike any I’ve had before. Large chunks of real tuna and so flavorful. I love the amount that is packed into the can, as well. And because of that, I only had to use two cans for this salad and it was plenty! I was able to get tuna in every single bite.
Using tuna in salads is a great alternative to the standard protein options that you think of. One can has 26 grams of protein! Hello, to staying fuller longer! Not only that, tuna is full of vitamins and minerals and Genova’s tuna is packed in olive oil and salt — that’s it. Truly a healthy and flavorful lunch option!
Look at all those little pockets of ingredient goodness. I seriously devoured this bowl and I discovered that if you pile it mile high on top of some fresh crusty bread from your local bakery; it’s even more satisfying!
A Mediterranean spin on the classic white bean salad featuring tuna and flavorful ingredients!
- 1: 5 ounce Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil in Easy Open Can (no need to drain, see notes)
- 1: 5 ounce Genova Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil in Easy Open Can (no need to drain, see notes)
- 1: 15.5 ounce can of great northern beans, drained and rinsed well
- 1/2 cup chopped red onions
- 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup julienned sundried tomatoes
- 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Handful chopped fresh parsley
- Juice of half a lemon
- Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients above. Gently until everything is mixed well.
Serve room temperature, or if desired, you may chill this in the fridge for 2-3 hours and serve chilled.
Serve on top of bread or eat as is!
I didn't drain the tuna because I felt that it gave the dish more flavor to use the liquid that the tuna was packed in, especially since it's just olive oil!