White Bean Zucchini Basil Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A delicious summer salad perfect for picnics and potlucks. When dicing vegetables try and make the bits about as big as the beans. This makes for a pretty presentation and it's easier to get on the fork.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans in colander and place in a large bowl.
  2. Dice zucchini and onion, place in bowl with beans.
  3. Seed the tomatoes, dice and add to beans and veggies.
  4. Finely chop basil and add to other ingredients.
  5. Whisk oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard salt and pepper. You can also blend in a food processor or mix with a hand-held blender.
  6. Pour dressing over the other ingredients and mix gently.
  7. Serve or refrigerate until serving time.


Most Helpful

Very nice salad for hot summer days. I had to sub the white beans, using red instead. Everything else was as written. Next time I may try white beans, red tomatoes and yellow squash. Maybe even add black olives. Yummy and looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow

annroberts54 June 22, 2010

Delicious and very easy. Unusual for a salad to use raw zucchini but we liked it. I might decrease the amount of beans and increase the amount of tomatoes, especially in the height of the tomato season. The dressing was delicious and I will certainly use that on other salads. I loved the basil, too.

mrsjspeech_12662988 June 24, 2016

This is a great recipe that got lots of compliments at my potluck hike. The hubby really liked the white beans and while the dressing quantity was a bit more generous than I feel was necessary to adequately cover and marinate the salad, it was still a relatively healthy dish. It did take longer than the estimated time posted here, about 40 minutes, even though my tomatoes were so fresh, I barely had to seed them. That said, it is a relatively easy dish to make and one I will likely prepare again. I agree, the uniform chopping does make for a very nice presentation, although I do hate to waste any part of fruit and vegetables by seeding them.

Mrs. Atkins August 07, 2012

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