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Recipe: Mediterranean white bean salad

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Mediteranean bean salad in an orange bowl

This quick and easy side dish calls for a handful of simple ingredients.

Do you know how much nutritional goodness is in 1/2 cup of cannellini white beans? It's packed with protein and fiber - 6 grams each. We have the perfect recipe to use cannellini beans, plus some other delicious ingredients.

Serves 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced/pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
  • 1-15 oz. can no-salt-added cannellini, navy or other white beans, drained & rinsed


Whisk the first five ingredients together and then toss with the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition facts: 

130 calories, 4 g total fat (0.5g saturated), 160mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 6g protein 

Recipe from Cecelia Jacobson, Registered Dietitian for the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.