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Kale White Bean Salad with Tuna

Louisa Clements
Kale white bean salad with tuna is a fresh and vibrant salad with apple, celery and a simple, creamy tahini dressing.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 19 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 7 oz can of tuna, packed in oil
  • 2 ribs of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

For tahini dressing

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • In a large bowl, toss kale with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1/4 tsp of salt. Massage kale with your hands, crunching between your fingers until kale becomes darker green and tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Toss massaged kale with white beans, tuna (and its oil), celery, apple and red onion.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk tahini with lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup, and salt, mixture should look creamy but not smooth. In a steady stream while whisking, pour in olive oil. Continue whisking until dressing looks smooth and shiny and has emulsified.
  • Pour dressing over salad; begin by pouring half the dressing, then toss--you may not need all of the dressing.
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Nutrition Facts
Kale White Bean Salad with Tuna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 442mg19%
Potassium 1252mg36%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 10078IU202%
Vitamin C 126mg153%
Calcium 270mg27%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.