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TUNA + WHITE BEAN SALAD

This salad was created out of an intense craving for a tuna melt. My parents always used to make tuna melts when we couldn't figure out what to have for dinner—filling, incredibly cheap, and not terribly unhealthy, they were a good option on busy fall evenings. 

I don't keep a lot of your standard tuna salad ingredients on hand. It's not often there's mayonnaise in my fridge, and I almost never have pickles or relish. But I was a girl determined—so I made this instead. 

tuna-bean salad melt on english muffin

You'll need:
canned tuna
tomatoes (any size will do)
white kidney beans
optional chickpeas
lemon
assorted herbs—i used basil and chives
cheddar cheese

I served this with some fresh green beans on the side. 

tuna bean salad ingredients

Rinse and drain your beans, and wash all vegetables. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl, and add herbs, salt, and pepper. 

tuna bean salad

Layer basil leaves or spinach on top of whole-grain English muffins, and then carefully spoon your tuna-bean salad mixture on top. If you wish, sprinkle cheese on top and bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes.

tuna melts pre-bake
cheesy tuna bean salad melts

And there you have it! A lightened-up "tuna melt" with plenty of protein and fresh flavor.

tuna white-bean salad melts

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xo,
Morgan

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