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Tuscan Tuna Salad

Diabetic Recipe

For this Tuscan Tuna Salad, combine the tuna, beans, onion, green pepper, and ground pepper and toss with the prepared light Italian dressing.

Tuscan Tuna Salad

Recipe Ingredients

1 6-1/2-ounce can water packed tuna, drained and flaked
1 19-ounce can cannellini, or any cooked white beans, rinsed and drained (about 2-cups)
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion rings
2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup prepared light Italian dressing

Recipe Directions

Combine the tuna, beans, onion, green pepper, and ground pepper.

Mix in the dressing and toss to combine.

Chill before serving. Add a sprinkling of cherry tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 3 cups
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 129; Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 395mg; Carbohydrates: 18g; Protein: 12g

Diabetic Exchanges:  1 Starch, 1 Very Lean Meat

Bonus: Broiled Steak Salad

4 ounces lean steak
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped onion
One clove garlic, minced

Grill or broil steak to desired doneness. Cool and cut into 1/4-inch strips. Combine remaining ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, then add steak and mix. Correct the seasoning. Additional vegetables (up to 2/3-cup) or salad greens (up to 1-cup) may be chopped and added to taste.