No Cook Summer Meal - White Bean Salad

Simple No-Cook Summer Meal ::: White Bean Salad

I ate a lot of meat in Ethiopia.  A lot.  Many times it was my only safe gluten-free option.  As tasty as it was, I was more than ready for some fresh fruits and vegetables when I got home.  This week I’ve been devouring bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, apples, and grapes.

When I started to think about what I would do for this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge (a “no cook” meal), I knew it had to be something fresh and colorful.  This salad is just that.  Pleasing to the eye, a cinch to throw together, and deliciously satisfying.  This white bean salad is perfect for a hot summer night.

White Bean Salad
Recipe type: Main
Perfect no-cook meal for a hot summer day! Would be great for a potluck or picnic too.
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. stone ground mustard
  • 2 cans Eden Organic Great Northern Beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1 cup Armenian cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup radicchio, chopped
  • ¼ cup shallot, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Whisk in stone ground mustard.
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve immediately or chill.

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  1. love the colors in this salad!! sounds like it would have a wonderful flavor and texture!

  2. Jeanette says:

    I’m really enjoying all these no-cook recipes from this round-up. What a fantastic one dish salad recipe!

  3. Beautful photo! I love salads like this – so fresh and crunchy! I like the addition of radicchio, I’ll have to remember that.

  4. Love a good bean salad with lots of summery, crunchy veggies – looks great. And welcome home! Really enjoyed reading all your posts from Ethopia especially when you met your sponsored child – so moving.

  5. Janel says:

    I love cold bean salads!!! Welcome back. Glad your trip was so amazing.

  6. This look so refreshing!
    This salad is definitely going to go in my rotation! Along with salads and smoothies which is about all I can eat in this Vegas heat! :)

  7. This looks so good – can’t wait to try it!

  8. Shelah Phillipsen says:

    Looks amazing!!! I may make this tomorrow for lunch/dinner with enough to bring to work for lunch.

  9. Your photo looks great. Makes me want to make this. What a good way to use beans.

  10. I just cooked up a batch of fresh white beans and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Now I do! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  11. Marie says:

    I love this photo and the recipe, beans are such an inexpensive, easy source of protein- thanks for the great idea on how to use them :)

  12. Bean salads are truly one of my all time faves, no cook or not. This looks delish… and welcome home!

  13. I live the font addition to your pics!!! I LOVE the no cook meal theme…totally up my alley!!! Your dish looks clean and nutritious, my cup o’ tea, I mean beans! 😉

  14. Your photo is amazing, and wow that recipe sounds good. I have white beans in my pantry and I know what to do with them! :-)

  15. This sounds so delicious…and simple!! Can’t wait to try it {might even be something i can get the hubby to enjoy!!}

    ~ Jillian

    *There’s still time to enter to win the Good Belly fabulous freebie at Her Split ends!!

    1. inspiredrd says:

      Thank you Kalyn!

  16. What a lovely recipe. I’m sure it was a nice change of pace from your meat-filled diet. I’d love to hear about your trip. Let me know if you’ll be at FNCE this year. Would be so nice to meet up :)

    1. inspiredrd says:

      I won’t be at FNCE this year but am hoping to make BlogHer Food in Austin, will you be there?

  17. Yum! I love white beans, they are creamy and let crunchy, summer flavors really shine. This looks great, thanks for sharing!

  18. Katelyn says:

    Had this over at Joy’s house this last week and just made a batch of it for our house!!! Soo yummy :) thanks for the great recipe!

  19. I love white beans and this colorful salad looks so healthy and delicious, I can’t wait to try it.

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