Cooking at Home - Tuna Veggie Antipasto

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Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

Makes:   6 servings 

Herbs really give this salad a real zest. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator to allow flavors to blend. If you don't have the vegetables listed, substitute whatever veggies you have on hand.


  • 2 cups carrot (raw, chopped or any of your favorite raw veggies)
  • 2 1/2 cups celery (raw, chopped or any of your favorite raw veggies)
  • 1 can tuna, in water (6.5 ounce light, drained and flaked)
  • 1 can white beans (15 ounces, or your favorite beans)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (or juice of 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh dill)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped)


  1. Wash and trim vegetables. Chop into bite size pieces. Place in large bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar, dill (or other herbs), garlic and oil. Pour over vegetables.
  3. Drain and rinse beans. Break up tuna into smaller chunks.
  4. Combine vegetables, beans and tuna; toss gently.
  5. Marinate salad overnight to combine flavors.
  6. Chill and serve as a light summer lunch or as a picnic side dish.


  • Use salad to fill a pita for a crunchy sandwich.
  • Serve on fresh, washed leafy lettuce.
  • Add cooked rice or pasta.
  • Try balsamic vinegar or 1/2 cup of your favorite salad dressing.

Source: Connecticut Food Policy Council, Farm Fresh Summer Recipes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 179 

Total Fat 3 g

Saturated Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 11 mg

Sodium 329 mg

Total Carbohydrate 24 g

Dietary Fiber 7 g

Total Sugars 3 g

Added Sugars included 0 g

Protein 14 g

Vitamin D 0 mcg

Calcium 124 mg

Iron 3 mg

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