Herbed Bean Salad

herbed bean salad
Photo: Armando Rafael
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 cups

The flavors in this simple salad get better as the beans marinate and soak up the dressing.


  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ¾ cups cooked cannellini beans

  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, and dill

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Soak onion in cold water, 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk Dijon and vinegar in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until combined. Drain onion and dry well. Stir into dressing along with beans and herbs; season with salt and pepper. Let sit 15 to 20 minutes or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days. Serve as a side, over meat and fish, on toasted rustic bread, or mixed into greens.

Cook's Notes

This recipe can be made with any kind of beans. You can also use a 15.5-ounce can instead of homemade -- just drain and rinse first.

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