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Recipe for White Bean Salad

Make this easy and delicious recipe for White Bean Salad with a simple herb and olive oil dressing. Full of color and full of flavor, this salad will brighten your day. 
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy White bean salad, recipe for White Bean Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling: 10 minutes
Author: Rachel


  • 3 15 oz. cans of Cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed You can also use 40 oz dried beans.
  • 1 bunch asparagus, roasted and chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 12 oz. artichoke hearts
  • 1 1/2 red peppers, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. capers, drained
  • 8 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • Additional parsley, thyme, sea salt and pepper to garnish and to taste.

Dressing ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. oregano, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400. Once preheated, roast the asparagus for 15 minutes with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. Cool the asparagus in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Steam the peas and then cool them in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Drain the beans and run water over them to clean. Let them dry a bit so they don't go into the bowl all wet.
  • Combine beans, asparagus, peas, red pepper, artichoke hearts and capers.
  • If serving later, chill at this point in the refrigerator and complete the steps when you're ready to serve.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing.
  • When ready to serve, combine the white bean salad with the dressing and then garnish with the goat cheese, pine nuts, additional parsley and salt and pepper to taste.