by Nicki Wood
Having a good recipe and the right ingredients on hand makes it easier, which is where Whole Foods gift card and pantry list comes in pretty handy.
Commenter jblank takes the gift card with a recipe for Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad that sounds good for lunch, dinner or potluck, whether you're trying to eat better, or just hungry for something with loads of flavor and protein.
Jblank, message me to claim your card, nwood(at)nashvillescene(dot)com
Here's the winning recipe again.
Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad
1 (5-ounce) can water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans (or about 2 1/3 cups), rinsed and drained
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced
1/3 cup sliced red onion rings
1 garlic clove, finely chopped (or I just use 1/8 tsp garlic powder, making sure that it's distributed well)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley or basil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/3 cup red wine vinaigrette or Italian dressing
Combine the tuna, beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley or basil, and ground pepper.
Mix in the dressing and toss to combine; chill. Goes well with leafy greens or flatbread.