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Tomato & White Bean Salad. An easy side dish that takes 10 minutes to make. Add some crusty bread and green leaves for a simple main meal.
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Tomato and White Bean Salad

This super easy salad takes only 10 minutes to make, and is a great way to use up a summer tomato glut. It is also delicious as a main meal salad with a loaf of crusty bread, or tucked into lunchboxes for an easy lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: best salads for picnics, white bean salad recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


For the salad dressing

  • 60 ml (4 Tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 ml (2 Tbsp + 1 tsp) lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper

For the salad

  • 150 g (1 cup) cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 Tablespoon quick pickled onions
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 375 g (2 cups) cooked cannellini beans


To make the salad dressing

  • Place the lemon juice and olive oil in a small jar with a lid.
  • Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Shake well to combine the ingredients, then set aside.

To assemble the salad

  • Place the tomatoes, parsley and pickled onions into a medium bowl.
  • Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Add the beans to the bowl.
  • Pour over the dressing.
  • Gently toss everything together. Stir the salad gently as the beans will break up if you are too vigorous.
  • Serve & enjoy!


  1. Canned cannellini beans can be used in place of the cooked beans. 
  2. Replace the quick pickled onions with sliced spring onions (green onions) or finely sliced salad onion.