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Cannellini Bean Salad

Here's a perfect side dish for a backyard picnic or barbecue. Celery and red pepper accent this bean salad that's dressed with a mild oil and vinegar dressing. Dorothy Majewski of Vienna, Virginia shares the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 celery ribs with leaves, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, toss the beans, celery, red onion, red pepper, parsley and green onions. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 145 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Donna
    Jun 28, 2020

    Delicious!!! I added arugula and a dash of cayenne. Will add this to my list of bean salads.

  • Christine
    May 9, 2017

    I love this recipe and have made it several times. I use 1 can of cannellini and 1 can of black beans. I also omit the red onion but double the green onion.

  • mammaw61
    Sep 23, 2015

    I try new recipes all the time and ask friends if they think I should make again. If they like it, then I keep the recipes and use it again. 7 out of 7 people agreed this was a "keeper".

  • kdamerson
    Jun 21, 2014

    I'm a fan! I normally don't like beans or bean salad but this was really good! Balsamic was a nice change from red wine vinegar...definitely will make again!

  • daisey5
    Jul 25, 2011

    This was very good. I loved it.

  • DeeDee 49
    Aug 8, 2008

    EZ to fix, great side for a summer meal. I served this with baked BBQ chicken thighs, cucumber strips, sliced tomatoes, and honey-glazed carrots.Whole family liked it, and I shared the recipe, too!!