White Bean Pancetta Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A wonderful side dish accompaniment to any meal. Serve at room temperature for best flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a saute pan and add pancetta.
  2. Cook slowly over medium heat until crispy.
  3. Add onion and saute.
  4. Add rosemary and cook for only one minute, then remove from heat.
  5. Mix together red wine vinegar, tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil and grated Parmesan in a bowl.
  6. Add the hot pancetta and onion into the bowl, mix and cool.
  7. Combine beans with pancetta mixture and serve at room temperature.
  8. Can add extra grated Parmesan on top, if desired.


Most Helpful

Alright, this may seem a little off-kilter, but I have to explain...I made this as a main dish. I increased the pancetta to about 3/4 cup, instead of white navy beans I had these purple hull peas (kind of like black eyed peas), and I served it over some well seasoned risotto--it was fantastic! It made for a light, yet filling summer meal. The basis for my dish was definitely your salad-- thanks so much!

Dulcet Kitchen August 12, 2009

Oh my gosh, this is a very tasty side dish! The pancetta, vinegar, rosemary and basil complement one another so well! I served this alongside Sicilian Tuna Steaks in Onion Sauce Recipe #93229

Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois February 28, 2008

I had everything on hand but the Pancetta which I replaced with bacon. The beans I did drain and rinse. This is a nice hearty side. Served with my Grilled Salmon & Smokey Tomato-Chipotle Sauce recipe #116506.I liked the hint of rosemary throughout the beans!

Rita~ May 19, 2005

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