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Tuna and Bean Salad

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    No time or energy to cook? This simple but flavourful dish is comfort food, Italian-style.

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    2 - 14 oz (398 mL) cans cannellini beans
    1 stalk celery
    1 - 6 oz (170 g) can tuna, packed in oil or water, drained
    Juice of half a lemon
    1/2 cup (125 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt and freshly ground pepper

    Rinse beans under cold water and wash off all liquid. Drain well. Transfer to serving bowl. Chop celery and add to bowl along with tuna. Add lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

    Serves 2 to 4.

    Source: "Mama Was Right", alive #323, September 2009

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