Warm White Bean Salad

Warm white bean salad

I served this warm white bean salad at a dinner party and more than half the guests wanted the recipe. It is absolutely delicious and very easy to make.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Time: 20 minutes (once beans are ready)


  • large bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • large sauce pan with lid


  • 1 c dried white beans, soaked and cooked until just tender, or 2 c canned white beans, warmed
  • ½ c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 4 oz smoked tofu, diced
  • ¼ c red wine vinegar
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 1 c red onion, diced
  • ½ t coarse salt
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T rosemary, minced
  • dash of paprika or crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c water
  • 2-3 c arugula, roughly torn or chopped


Combine beans, tomatoes, tofu, and vinegar in the bowl and set aside.

Heat oil over high heat, add onion and salt, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and paprika and sauté 1 minute. Add water, cover, and simmer about 2 minutes, until veggies are just tender.

Add to beans, mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings.

Toss with arugula and serve warm.


Also see my recipe for a simpler, summery white bean salad.

Fresh Food Fast - vegetarian cookbookAdapted from the recipe for "Warm White Bean Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Smoked Mozzarella." in Peter Berley and Melissa Clark’s Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, seasonal vegetarian meals in under an hour.

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