Lunch | Side

White Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 4


  • 414


  • 26g


  • 34g


  • 13g




  • 1 Can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cucumber, washed and chopped
  • 1 Avocado, peeled and chopped
  • ½ Cup Matchstick Radishes
  • ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes, washed and halved
  • ¼ Cup Feta Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ Cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Basil, washed and tightly packed
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • DDairy:

    Omit feta cheese


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Combine Ingredients for Bean Salad To a large bowl, add all the salad ingredients – beans, cucumber, avocado, radish, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and sunflower seeds. Stir and set aside.

  • 3.

    Make Vinaigrette Add all vinaigrette ingredients to a blender or small bowl. Blend or use a stick blender to blend the ingredients until well mixed.

  • 4.

    Plate Plate the bean salad and drizzle with vinaigrette, to taste. Top with additional feta and/or sunflower seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Avocadoes are both a fruit and a fat, and contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help keep your body working it’s best.

Cannellini Beans

Cannellini beans are rich in folate, an important nutrient for those with RA as certain drugs can increase your folate needs.

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil contains monounsaturated fats. This type of fat may help to reduce inflammation.

RA Cooking Tips

  • Use a Can Opener

    Use an electric can opener to open the beans.

  • Purchase Pre-Cut

    Purchase matchstick or coin-cut radishes.

  • Tomatoes

    Leave cherry tomatoes whole

  • Use an Avocado Tool

    Use an avocado tool to peel, pit and slice the avocado.

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