Simple Italian Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

No cooking involved. Canned beans make this easy to throw together.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the spring onions, garlic and chili.
  2. Add the three cans of beans and mix thoroughly.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil and white wine vinegar and season.
  4. Drizzle over the bean salad and stir in with the parsley.
  5. Serve straight away or refrigerate until ready.
Most Helpful

These tasted very good. The only problem was that mine got a little bit soupy and didn't look very appetizing. I took it to a potluck and I think everyone was afraid to try it. I think I might not have drained the beans well enough. If I make this again I will be sure to drain them really well and maybe even rinse them in a colander to make sure to get that thick gunk from the can off.

PistonsFan December 21, 2007

Wordeful salad. I used only cannellini beans for this recipe that I boiled them myself. I also used dried red chili and fresh red bell pepper. I always used lemon juice in a bean salad but I'm now thinking that adding vinegar is so much better! That was my lunch for today and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for posting!

katia October 15, 2007

Made this Italian bean salad and served with Italian Garlic Chicken and Potatoes making for a delicious meal. Made as posted using cannellini beans and a can of baby lima beans - the limas being as close as I could find at the market for the butter beans - they were very good. We enjoy bean salads and this had a new to us taste... just enough to be added to my recipe file! Thank you CulinaryQueen.

Gerry August 16, 2007