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Arugula salad made with white beans, tomatoes, parmesan cheese and pine nuts.

Arugula Salad

This arugula salad is made with white beans, tomatoes, red onion, shaved parmesan cheese and pine nuts, all tossed in a lemon dressing. A bright and vibrant salad that makes the perfect side dish or lighter main course.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 256kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the salad

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shaved
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

For the dressing

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the arugula, cherry tomatoes, beans, onion, parmesan cheese and pine nuts in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 2mg