Season Harvest Cannelloni and Green Bean Salad Recipe

In this post, I share one of my favorite bean salads I make during the summer months when beans are fresh. My Season Harvest Cannelloni and Green Bean Salad Recipe is one you will want to copy and use season after season.

Cannellini and Green Bean Salad Recipe

cannellini and green bean salad

At first sight, I thought the white bean was a kidney bean.  Mixed with fresh green beans and yummy red onions.  What as this buttery flavored bean and can I grow it?!  In this post, I share one of my favorite bean salads I make mostly during the summer months when beans are fresh.  However, this dish is excellent if you can get your hands on some preserved green beans and cannellini beans anytime.  Check out the bottom for tips on growing beans in your home garden.

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Cannellini and Green Bean Salad
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Cannellini and Green Bean Salad


  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans soaked overnight and drained
  • 8 oz fine green beans trimmed
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 pitted black olives
  • 1 tbsp. snipped fresh chves
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. place the cannellini beans in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring t a boil. Boil rapidly for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, plunge the green beans into a large pan of boiling water. bring back to a boil and cook for 4 minutes until just tender but still brightly colored. Drain and set aside.
  3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, then let stand.
  4. While both types of beans are still slightly warm, turn them into a shallow serving dish.
  5. Scatter over the onion, olives and chives
  6. Whisk the dressing again and spoon over the salad.
  7. Seve at room temperature.

Yum salad image from my trip to Germany! I first had this recipe in a small Italian restaurant in Munich Germany.  It was amazing!

Growing Beans in Your Home Garden

cannellini bean seeds

I’ve been growing beans in my home garden for many years. I remember harvesting them as a child in my parent’s garden as well.  Today we are so lucky to have so many different varieties of beans available for us to grow in our home gardens.  It wasn’t until 2016 when I discovered the Cannellini beans so I really am not sure how long the seed has been available for the home gardener.  Here is the link to amazon where you can purchase the beans or ask your local garden center.  beans are super easy to grow because there aren’t many bugs that attack the harvest and they have short germination period.

Let’s Connect

What are you growing that you can’t want to add to a recipe? I’d love to hear from you so please comment below so we can connect and swap recipes.

Happy Cooking up the Garden,



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