White Bean and Tuna Salad (Fagioli e tonno)

White Bean and Tuna Salad
Rich, fleshy cannellini beans, which are grown throughout central Italy, are used in this dish. See this Recipe
Todd Coleman

Rich, fleshy cannellini beans, which are grown throughout central Italy, are used in this dish.

White Bean and Tuna Salad (Fagioli e tonno)
Rich, fleshy cannellini beans, which are grown throughout central Italy, are used in this dish.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 lb. dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight
  • 6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oi
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1-2 (5.5-oz.) cans of tuna in olive oil, drained

Instructions

  1. Drain beans, transfer to a 4-qt. pot, and cover with water by 3". Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, 45-50 minutes.
  2. Drain beans, reserving 14 cup cooking liquid. Whisk together oil, vinegar, and garlic in a bowl. Combine vinegar mixture, beans, and cooking liquid; season with salt and pepper; transfer to a bowl. Garnish with parsley and chunks of tuna.
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