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Tuna salad for tartine recipe from Edible Times

Tuna + White Bean Salad (GF/DF/Paleo/Keto/GAPS diet)

For lunch or dinner in a snap, top crusty, grilled bread with any meat or vegetables you have on hand.  To keep this tuna salad Paleo, GAPS and Keto-friendly, lose the beans, skip the bread and lay your tuna salad on a nice bed of greens tossed in olive oil and vinegar. 



For Tuna Salad

  • 2 cans wild-caught tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 14-ounce can white beans, Navy recommended, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons cornichons (gherkins), minced
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed recommended
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs such parsley, dill, and thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Tartine

  • Fresh loaf of bread of choice, sliced on an angle, (sourdough recommended)
  • Unsalted butter, pastured or organic recommended
  • Radishes, cornichons or grape tomatoes, sliced thin
  • Arugula or mesclun (mixed greens)
  • Olive oil + red or white wine vinegar


Mix tuna salad

  1. Using a fork, shred tuna.
  2. Combine shredded tuna with the rest of the salad ingredients and mix well.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Build tartine

  1. Cut sourdough or baguette into long, ¼-inch thick slices on a bias using a serrated knife.
  2. Lightly toast under oven broiler, or grill until toasted.
  3. While bread is hot, spread slices with butter first, then mayonnaise.
  4. Top each slice with tuna salad, and garnish with fresh vegetables and herbs of choice.
  5. If topping with salad greens, toss first with a little olive oil and vinegar. 

For Paleo/GAPS/Keto/GF

Omit the beans, and mix a little mayonnaise into your tuna salad (use homemade for GAPS). Toss mixed greens/arugula with olive oil and white wine vinegar, and serve tuna salad over seasoned greens. 

  • Author: Christina
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Recipes, Paleo, GAPS, Keto, Gluten free, Dairy free

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