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California Tuna Salad

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5 Min
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California brings a lot of new and fresh recipe ideas, and this is one of them! We've kicked up traditional tuna salad recipes with a variety of seasonings, two kinds of beans, and an extra special ingredient. California Tuna Salad is an absolute delight!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (12 ounce) can water-packed solid white tuna, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup hot salsa
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover and chill for at least one hour or until ready to serve.


To add a little extra flair, serve this on a bed of romaine or colorful salad savoy.

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Looks like this has a Mexican twist with the cumin in it. ALthough, I know cumin is used in a lot of different ethnic cuisines. I'm not sure if I would like cumin with tuna, but it made me think about cilantro and that would be great for me. Some folks hate cilantro, and I wasn't a fan at first, but it grew on me.

I am from California and this is one recipe that I have never heard of. I guess I'm a lil partial to the way my mother makes hers because this one was not for me.

Then why give it a five-star review?


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