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Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:7 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini or white kidney 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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional 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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Christine User ID: 9164443 265775
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6902344 233320
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1783932 138803
Reviewed 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 User ID: 146806 134388
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"This was very good. I loved it."

DeeDee 49 User ID: 2859585 205525
Reviewed 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!!"

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