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Cannellini Bean, Parsley, Tomato, Red Onion Salad

Cannellini bean, tomato, parsley, tarragon, white balsamic salad. Try this white bean salad on a hot summer night! One of my best ever most requested dishes for a picnic! Quick and easy! Here is a must try summer bean salad when you want to eat something cool or take to a picnic. The flavors are fantastic with fresh parsley and tarragon for nice herbal note.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cold dish, fast and easy recipe, healthy, picnic, simple recipe, take along recipe, vegetarian, video recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 2 cups
Calories 296 kcal


  • 15 oz cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 Roma tomato seeded, cored, and diced
  • 1 Tbsp tarragon fresh, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp curley parsley fresh, chopped



  1. To make the dressing: In a bowl whisk olive oil, and white balsamic. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, mustard, and nutmeg. Whisk again to combine.
  2. Set dressing aside until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl toss together, beans, red onion, tomato, tarragon, and parsley.
  4. Drizzle dressing over bean mixture, and mix thoroughly.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long will the cannellini bean last and can I make it ahead? You can make this dish 1 day ahead of serving but do not add the dressing until ready to serve. It is always best as fresh as possible.
  • Can I freeze this salad? Do not freeze this dish as it will will be completely wilted and soggy when thawed.
  • How long will the bean salad last in the refrigerator? After you have added the dressing and have some left, I have eaten this the following day and it is still very crisp and fresh. More than 1 day old it will not be nearly as crisp and will needed tossed.


Nutrition Facts
Cannellini Bean, Parsley, Tomato, Red Onion Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1059mg46%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.