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White bean salad

Mediterranean White Bean Salad

This Italian inspired white bean salad is simple to prepare and a welcome picnic dish.
Servings 6


  • 2 cans cannellini beans or other white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup small black olives
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rinse tomatoes and spinach leaves.
  • Halve tomatoes if desired, and cut leaves into ribbons.
  • Slice or halve black olives.
  • Chop avocado.
  • Combine beans and vegetables in a large bowl.
  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil and honey together. Pour over vegetables.
  • Stir gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or chill. Bring back to room temperature before serving.