Giada De Laurentiis' Delicious & Easy Italian Salad Can Be Made In Minutes With Budget-Friendly Pantry Staples

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Giada De Laurentiis never lets me down. The chef and Food Network star always shares easy, delicious Italian recipes that satisfy — and now she’s sharing her spin on a classic that looks absolutely crave-worthy: Italian Tuna Salad.

Fresh off of posting about her herby cannellini bean salad — which I made and devoured two days in a row this past week — De Laurentiis is back with another luscious, lunch-worthy salad that I’m ready to add to my regular rotation. Just read the description posted on her Giadzy Instagram post: “With oil-packed tuna and creamy cannellini beans, and a variety of Italian lettuces, this salad is inspired by the flavors of Tuscany. This is a perfect lunch with a variety of textures and bright flavors!”

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The combo of tuna and cannellini beans means this salad packs 15 grams of protein per serving, while the olive oil adds satisfying healthy fat. Lemon juice and capers add a briny kick, and then there’s that medley of lettuce … “textures and bright flavors” indeed! I ask you, friends: Does this look like a sad desk lunch? I think not!

Even better, your pantry and fridge probably already hold a lot of what you need to put this salad together, and while the oil-packed bluefin tuna that De Laurentiis recommends on her website is super-pricey (and, we’re guessing, amazing), we’re pretty sure regular ol’ olive oil-packed tuna will do just fine.

This dish was originally featured on episode 6 of Giada In Italy, but check out Giadzy to get the full Italian Tuna Salad recipe. And for more healthy recipes, check out De Laurentiis’ latest cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out.

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