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Fast + Delicious Tuna and Broccolini Salad Recipe: Only $2.18 a Serving

Whip up this tasty toss in just 25 minutes

I’m always looking for quick and healthy ways to to get a delicious dinner on the table without breaking the bank. This Tuna and Broccolini Salad recipe fits the bill. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients and topped with a zingy vinaigrette that gets a jump-start from a secret ingredient. Plus at just $2.18 a serving, it’s easy on your wallet.

Broccolini is similar to regular broccoli, but sports thinner stems and small tender florets. We pair it with tomatoes and radishes. All those veggies are great sources of vitamin C and antioxidants. Beans are loaded with fiber and add an extra dose of protein. Then we use oil-packed canned tuna, which contains heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. But instead of spilling the oil down the drain, we use it to add fast flavor to our zingy vinaigrette. It all comes together in just 25 minutes. Tell us how you like it in the comments!

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  • 1 lemon
  • 2 whole-wheat pita bread pockets
  • 12 oz. broccolini, trimmed
  • 2 (5 oz.) cans chunk light tuna packed in oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 (19 oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Fresh mint (optional)



Heat oven to 350°F. Grate 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 2 Tbs. juice from lemon. Place pita pockets on baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, 6–7 min. Let cool; tear into pieces.

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccolini; cook until just tender, about 1 min. Drain; rinse under cold water until cool. Drain well.

Drain tuna; reserve 1/4 cup oil. In large bowl, whisk together reserved oil, lemon juice, zest and salt. Add broccolini, beans, tomatoes, radishes and scallions; toss until coated. Place pita along edges of platter. Top with broccolini mixture, and tuna. If desired, garnish with mint.


  • Calories: 444 kcal
  • Fat: 17 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 2 gram
  • Protein: 26 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 49 gram
  • Fiber: 16 gram
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sugar: 5 gram
  • Sodium: 707 mg
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