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Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads.

This recipe was created in partnership with Genova Seafood.

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads. #tuna #kale #salad #avocado

This Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado has been my go-to salad the last couple of weeks. I’ve made it for quick lunches and I’ve also packed leftovers to take with me to my daughter’s volleyball tournament over the weekend. You know I felt so much better eating this salad in the bleachers instead of concession stand food!

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads. #tuna #kale #salad #avocado

There is a lot of quality protein in this kale salad. Tuna, specifically this Genova Yellowfin Tuna, is one of my favorite proteins to salads each week. I have partnered up with Genova for this recipe but I discovered this tuna a few years back when my grocery store had it on sale (this is the salad I first made with this tuna!). I picked up a few cans back then and I have been hooked on its rich, savory taste ever since. You can find where Genova is sold near you here.

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads. #tuna #kale #salad #avocado #LowCarb

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads. #tuna #kale #salad #avocado #LowCarb

As part of the dressing for the salad, I used the olive oil from the tuna itself in addition to fresh squeezed lemon juice. I made sure to squeeze the lemon over the kale first (to help soften it a bit) while I was preparing the rest of the salad ingredients. You can massage the kale with the lemon juice at this time if you like (I did not but it does help tenderize it).

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads. #tuna #kale #salad #avocado #LowCarb

A little more about Genova Seafood:

Also, I love their easy to open tops!

Packed with protein and nutrients your body will thank you for, this Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado is one of my favorite salads. #tuna #kale #salad #avocado #LowCarb

If you are into meal prepping, this is a good salad for meal prep since the kale can hold up to wilting and can last in the fridge dressed for a couple of days. If you add extra lemon directly to the avocado, it will help it from browning as well. I’ve loved having it ready to go in the fridge for a couple of days.

Hearty, healthy salads like this are my favorite kinds of meals – ones you can absolutely feel good about!

Print Recipe

Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado

Yield: 2 large salads or 4 smaller salads

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 15 oz can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 can Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2-4 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place kale in a large bowl. Pour lemon juice over kale and toss to coat. Let sit while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Drizzle the oil from can of tuna to kale. Add white beans, red onions and tuna to bowl. Add avocado and gently toss all ingredients until well combined. Season with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste.
  3. Serve with shaved Parmesan.

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8 Responses to “Lemony Tuna and White Bean Kale Salad with Avocado”

  1. Lauren Grier posted March 14, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I am sucker for a good tuna salad! Love the kale in this! Definitely making!

  2. Gabrielle Festa posted March 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Yum! Adding this to next week’s meal plan.

  3. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted March 15, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Lemon is always so wonderful with tuna – love the red onion and avocado too!

  4. Julia posted March 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    I am all about a good tuna salad. Yours looks so fresh and light. The mixture of ingredients is perfect. 

  5. Gina @Running to the Kitchen posted March 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    This is so perfect for spring! Yum!

  6. sylvia posted April 12, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Fresh and Green!

  7. Regan posted April 12, 2018 at 7:24 am

    I ADORE canned tuna and especially in olive oil. I need to add this to my lunch line up ASAP 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 16, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      I used to always choose the one packed in water…now I know better. So good!!

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