Save on Pinterest

White Bean Salad

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + soaking


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Great northern beans and a classic oil-and-vinegar dressing put an updated spin on traditional bean salad. The vibrant color and fantastic flavor make it a hit at summer parties.—Jane Rossen, Binghamton, New York


  • 2 cups dried great northern beans
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, cucumber, onion, olives and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 216 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 9g protein.

Recommended Video

More from Taste of Home