Marinated White Bean Salad

Yield: Serves 12 (a half-batch works well!)

I found this recipe in my Mom’s old recipe box, written in one of her best friends’ hand. Old school – maybe. Delicious – definitely! And, yes, it’s this easy.


  • 2 pounds small white navy beans
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 3 cups celery, finely chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme


  1. Soak and cook beans according to package directions; be careful not to overcook. Drain and set aside.
  2. Marinate beans with remaining ingredients, tightly covered, for 8 hours or more, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

2 Responses to Marinated White Bean Salad

  1. Andrea Labbe October 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Hello! How do you think this would work with canned beans?

  2. Kristen Desmond October 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    Hello! I think canned beans would be just fine. Hope you love the results!

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