Italian White Bean Salad Recipe

Italian White Bean Salad

Serves 4 to 6

This protein-packed salad is perfect for warm weather entertaining. It's easy, portable, and full of flavor. Serve on greens for a light meal or spoon onto crostini for an appetizer.


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini or other white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (6 ounce) can albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or oregano (or 2 teaspoon dried)
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained


  1. Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl. Toss to blend well.
  2. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving so flavors can blend.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 150 mg
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Fiber: 1 g
Total Sugars: 3 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 15 g
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