This White Bean, Arugula & Tomato Salad is a great way to get more beans into your summer menus. And you can add so many different fresh herbs to this salad — we’ve named a few good candidates to get you started, so go ahead and pick your favorite combo.

4 servings

15 min prep

8 ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (dill, tarragon, chervil, mint, or basil)
  • 1-pint cherry tomatoes washed and halved
  • 1 (14 ounces) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large bunch arugula, washed


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, salt, and pepper together. Gradually beat in the vinegar until the dressing has emulsified. Taste for sharpness and seasoning. Stir in the chives and herbs.
  2. With a wooden spoon, gently fold in the tomatoes and beans. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  3. Just before serving, mix in the arugula and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 239; Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Carbohydrates: 28g; Sugar: 4g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 10g; Sodium: 637mg

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