Need a quick pick-me-up meal? Our Tuna, Bean, and Escarole Salad will help you feel full and energized, and it takes just a few minutes to put together.Canned tuna has lots of vitamin D and is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acids (EPAs) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHAs), which are thought to help boost mood. Cannellini beans provide fiber, protein, and iron, and they’re one of the best nutritional sources of potassium. And escarole offers crunch, along with plenty of nutrients.To make this salad, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In a separate serving bowl, combine the escarole, tuna, and beans with roasted bell peppers. Add in the dressing and sprinkle with some ricotta salata or Parmesan.

Lori Powell


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Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Slowly add oil in a stream, whisking, until emulsified.

  • Combine escarole, tuna, beans and roasted bell peppers in a serving bowl. Gently toss in lemon vinaigrette until coated. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 30mg; fiber 6g; protein 23g; carbohydrates 17g; sodium 699mg; iron 3mg; calcium 96mg.