White Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Crisped Sage Recipe

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Evelyn Published: January 25, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make White Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Crisped Sage

This packed and flavorful white bean salad is tossed with tomatoes and onions in a mustard vinaigrette, then finished with fried sage.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes



  • 1lbdry beans,white, navy, or cannellini
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2clovegarlic
  • 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 2tbspwhite wine vinegar
  • 1cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 6plum tomatoes
  • 1small red onion
  • canola or grape seed oil
  • 1bunchsage


  1. Place beans in a large pot and fill with just enough water to cover. Simmer until beans are tender, 1 to 1½ hours.

  2. Just before they’re done cooking, season beans with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. (If seasoned any sooner, skins of beans may split and centers may harden).

  3. Drain, if necessary, and transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Meanwhile, with a mortar and pestle, crush garlic and 1 teaspoon salt until a paste forms. Add mustard and mix well, then add vinegar.

  5. Gradually whisk in olive oil until a smooth emulsion forms.

  6. Pour mixture over beans while still warm. Add tomatoes and onion; toss to coat and set aside.

  7. Pour in enough canola or grapeseed oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet and place over medium-high heat until oil is very hot but not smoking.

  8. Add sage leaves in 1 layer, sprinkle with salt, and fry lightly for about 2 minutes until crisp. (If leaves are crowded, fry in batches).

  9. With a slotted spoon, remove to a plate covered with paper towels; let drain.

  10. Sample salad and adjust seasoning to taste. Sprinkle with sage leaves just before serving


  • Calories: 386.20kcal
  • Fat: 39.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.63g
  • Fiber: 3.26g
  • Sugar: 4.63g
  • Protein: 2.28g
  • Sodium: 458.22mg
  • Calcium: 43.79mg
  • Potassium: 339.71mg
  • Iron: 1.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 52.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.90mg
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