Quick Cannellini Bean Salad (great with tomatoes or on toast!)

9 Sep

Cannellini beans have come to the rescue a couple of times this week – once when I needed something to take across the street to dinner that would show off one of the tomatoes we grew in our backyard and then when we had a mom and kid playdate and I wanted a quick addition to a snack-y type table, along with hummus, veggies, crackers, grapes, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese.

These little white beans are tasty right out of the can, so you are only seconds from a hearty snack when you have it in your pantry. I think I’ll be using this recipe a lot this winter to add dash and protein satisfaction to otherwise ordinary salads.

A delicious salad that makes a meal. Look at those glorious tomatoes.

Quick Cannellini Bean Salad (great with tomatoes!)

1 15oz can cannellini (white) beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 onion, peeled and minced (red onion preferred, but use what you’ve got)

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

¼ -1/2 tsp red or white wine vinegar

¼ – ½ tsp balsamic vinegar

½ tsp oregano/Italian herbs/your favorite dried herb. Double the quantity for fresh chopped herbs.

Pinch salt

Freshly cracked black pepper

(optional, small chunks of tomato, seeded)

Place beans and minced onion in a bowl. In a separate bowl or cup, whisk together oil and vinegars (you can adjust vinegars to your personal taste). Pour over beans, add remaining ingredients. mix thoroughly and serve.



7 Responses to “Quick Cannellini Bean Salad (great with tomatoes or on toast!)”

  1. Eha August 25, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    I am also a huge cannelini bean lover and oft make them this way. Having quite a large herb garden, I use whatever combo takes my fancy on the day 🙂 ! I’ll eat this for brunch with a mug of coffee or roll the mix up in a wrap for my evening meal . . .

  2. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy August 25, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    Reblogged this on Hot, Cheap & Easy and commented:

    NOTE TO READERS: I will be making a variation on this today…as TOMATO WEEK continues into next week!

  3. ceciliag September 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    I have all this right to hand right now, i always take that as a sign when i read a recipe.. they will be a nice side with the BLs that we always have on friday.. until the tomatoes are gone anyway.. thank you.. c

  4. frugalfeeding September 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    I love cannellini beans. I use them so much, absolutely delicious. This salad looks really awesome, I also happen to absolutely adore tomatoes – particularly at the moment.

  5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide September 9, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    What great looking tomatoes. This is the perfect way to showcase them. I have some cannellinis calling my name.


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