Photo of Black-and-White Summer Bean Salad by WW

Black-and-White Summer Bean Salad

Total Time
20 min
20 min
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The colorful rainbow of vegetables in this salad offers a goldmine of pleasing textures—creamy, crunchy, and juicy. A ripe, just-picked tomato makes all the difference in this refreshing salad, but if it’s not tomato season where you live, turn to naturally-sweet grape tomatoes which are readily available year-round. Just halve or quarter them before adding to the salad. This salad is fresh, quick and flavorful. Keep things basic as written or add fresh lemon or lime juice, capers and/or olive oil—whatever suits your plan.


Canned white beans

1 cup(s), drained and rinsed

Canned black beans

1 cup(s), drained and rinsed

Fresh tomato(es)

1 large, diced

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, diced

Uncooked celery

1 rib(s), medium, diced

White wine vinegar

2 Tbsp, or red wine vinegar

Fresh parsley

3 Tbsp, Italian-variety, or basil, minced

Table salt

tsp, or more to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or more to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine beans, tomato, onion and celery. Gently stir in vinegar and sprinkle with parsley or basil; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serving size: 1 c