I see you wrinkling your nose over there. You hear canned tuna and you think “ewww,” don’t you? Or do you? I mean, if you’ve ever had the really awesome canned oil-packed tuna by Ortiz or that amazing jarred tuna belly by Tonnino then you know the deal — you know why it’s in this Oil-Packed Tuna, Avocado, White Bean, and Arugula Salad.
In case you haven’t noticed, salad is my jam. I mean, sometimes I feel like this blog should be called “Pairs Well With Salad” because I’m all about them — in fact, I try to eat at least one salad a day. And though I’ve shared a fair share of salads with you, I’ve somehow completely overlooked sharing this Tuna, White Bean, and Arugula Salad — until now.
This arugula salad is a twist on that Italian classic combo of oil-packed tuna and cannellini beans and it’s evolved into this entree salad with quinoa, feta, and avocado over the years. I ate it a lot back when I was filming Ask Aida because it’s got tons of protein and would fuel me up for the grueling 3 episode-a-day schedule that was that show.
But the reason I’ve kept making it is because it’s healthy but still filling and really because the one pantry staple I always have on hand is tuna. No, not that weird fishy smelling stuff in a cat food-shaped can but really awesome, oil-packed tuna that’s so good you actually crave it (or at least I do). So, I made this salad for this week’s Domestic Partners episode and, though I’ll share the recipe now, you have to wait until tomorrow to view the episode!