White Bean Salad

White Bean Salad

My White Bean Salad recipe is the perfect, hearty vegan/ vegetarian dish for cookouts and more!

White Bean Salad recipe - Easy, clean eating and vegetarian / Running in a Skirt

Hello! Hello!

How was your long weekend?  Did you have a good 4th of July?


Mine was great.  I got back in town Saturday, caught up with some friends Sunday.  I spent the actual holiday TV shopping (ours is broken,) catching up from being out of town and grilling out some fresh fish at home.  It was perfect.  Is there anything more American than TV shopping? haha!

Today’s recipe is compliments of my rock-star brother, Tommy.  It’s his White Bean Salad recipe.

White Bean Salad recipe - Easy, clean eating and vegetarian / Running in a Skirt

It’s actually kind of funny that both Tommy and I ended up working in the food world (he’s a manager at Morton’s in Charlotte and loves to cook.)  Our Mom cooked growing up, but she basically was just doing it to feed us, not because she enjoyed it.  We both fondly remember her making meatloaf in the microwave.  That might actually be why I’m a vegetarian/pescatarian… but that’s a story for another day. 🙂

So neither of us were really taught to cook… it’s just something we both picked up and grew to love on our own. I think it comes from the fact that we both just love to EAT good food.

White Bean Salad recipe - Easy, clean eating and vegetarian / Running in a Skirt

But I digress, I was at his house and he made the most delicious swordfish with a horseradish topping.  On the side he served this crazy simple White Bean Salad recipe.  I could not get enough of it.

In perfect food blogger style, I came back home and recreated it just like my bro.

This dish is the perfect side, vegetarian/ vegan main or even wonderful piled on a bed of greens.  It’s colorful, protein packed and crazy easy to make.  It’s only 8 ingredients, many of which you might already have in your pantry of fridge, especially this time of year.

White Bean Salad recipe - Easy, clean eating and vegetarian / Running in a Skirt

I’ve served it with my lightened up Three Cheese Portobello Caps, which are coming up on Thursday.  They are a perfect pair.

I think I’m going to have to start getting more recipe ideas from Tommy because this one is a winner!  Enjoy.

5 from 3 votes
White Bean Salad recipe - Easy, clean eating and vegetarian / Running in a Skirt
White Bean Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
White Bean Salad is the perfect, hearty vegetarian dish for cookouts and more. Eat alone, as a side dish or add it to the top of a bed of lettuce.
Course: Dinner, Potluck, Side Dish
Cuisine: Healthy, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
  • 2 can white beans (cannellini beans) rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small cucumber diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper to taste
  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and fold together until mixed well! Serve cold or at room temperature.


Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite recipe board! Thank you so much for the support. 

White Bean Salad recipe - Easy, clean eating and vegetarian / Running in a Skirt


Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing more from my Outer Banks trip.

Your turn!

Did you Mom cook growing up?

Do you swap recipes with your family?

By | 2018-06-28T13:06:25-04:00 July 5th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Meals|51 Comments


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  3. Miz Helen July 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I love the combination of flavors for your White Bean Salad, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 11, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Also wanted to add that we love having you link up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

  5. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 11, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    That story about your mom with the meatloaf in the microwave made me laugh! My mom only cooked 2 things when my sister and I were growing up: pasta with tomato sauce in a jar and hot dogs with cheese (no vegetables with either lol) – again maybe why I’m veg now. 🙂

    This salad looks great for a hot summer’s day!

  6. Karly July 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Pinned this for later! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  7. Giselle Rochford July 7, 2016 at 8:00 am - Reply

    this looks awesome! I’ve been looking for new ways to eat beans and this sounds right up my alley 🙂

  8. Nicole July 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    This is a delicious recipe! thanks for sharing it!

  9. This looks so delicious! Perfect for Summer, Pinned 🙂

  10. Allyson July 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great summer dish! Definitely going to put it in my summer rotation.

  11. Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run July 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    If I would have seen this before July 4th, I so would have made it for our picnic!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Oh cool!!! It’s such an easy covered dish to bring.

  12. Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy July 5, 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Love salads like this! Perfect for a meal and for bringing to any summer BBQ 🙂

  13. Christina Bauer July 5, 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    This looks so incredible! I don’t make white beans enough.

  14. Carmy July 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    What a fun salad!

  15. Pinning for the future! You have the best recipes.

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

      That means so much to me Wendy. Thank you so much.

  16. Melissa @ Mango About Town July 5, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Yum! This would be a perfect salad for a potluck – you’re right I totally have all the ingredients on hand right now! Yay for summer!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

      I know! My garden is producing cucumbers and tomatoes like it’s going out of style!

  17. This looks amazing! I’m looking for new ways to incorporate beans and this seems like a perfect option. Plus we have an abundance of cucumbers right now so I’ll kill two birds with one stone 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

      I know! I need to go picking this morning… the veggies are coming!!!

  18. Farrah July 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever made a salad with white beans in it and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. This looks delicious! <3

  19. glenneth July 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    what a gorgeous salad! perfect to take to a picnic or BBQ!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Hi Glenneth! I’m so glad you like it. So nice to see you here today.

  20. Mikki July 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I’ve made something like this in the past too. I love fresh, colorful, and yummy salads like this!

  21. abbey July 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    looks amazing! very light and satisfying from teh white beans!!

  22. you know I love this salad! I have been eating lots of white beans lately. Thanks for linking up with us

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Me too! They are protein packed but don’t feel has heavy has other beans in the summer.

  23. Susanna @Zealous Mom July 5, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I am always on the lookout for delicious salads. I can’t wait to eat this! Thank you. 🙂

  24. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets July 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks fantastic, kudos to your brother for coming up with this awesome recipe! I pinned it so hopefully I’ll give it a try soon!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Thanks Janelle! I’ll tell him you said so. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.

  25. [email protected] July 5, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Sounds tasty. I light refreshing dish for a picnic.

  26. Jenifer July 5, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    This looks delicious for a hot summer day! I’m pinning it!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you liked it Jenifer! Have a great day.

  27. GiGi Eats July 5, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Beans. I really like them actually. I sadly, cannot eat them because they wage war in my stomach… But I do like them and this dish looks delish!

    • JulieWunder July 9, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Thanks Gigi! I hope you are having a great start to your weekend.

  28. Blane Sherer July 5, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    That’s nice that you are incorporating some family
    dishes in your blog ( Way to go Tommy / smile ).
    Welcome Home Julie.
    I hope all went well with your family trip to The Outer Banks.
    Did you see any wild horses ?

    • JulieWunder July 5, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

      I diiiidddd!!!! Check my instagram! I’ll post more photos of it tomorrow.

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