Tomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette


This no-cook bean salad is a delicious way to use summer's best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch. Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette recipe that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary.

Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 10 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed

  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced (1 cup)


  1. Place basil, oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Process until mostly smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Add greens, beans, tomatoes and cucumber. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
15g Fat
22g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 1/4 cups
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 8g 15%
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 4401IU 88%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Folate 190mcg 47%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 91mg 22%
Potassium 793mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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