White bean varieties include cannellini, Great Northern, and navy beans, however their nutritional profiles are all quite similar. Along with protein, beans have a high amount of fiber (usually 10-11g per 1/2 cup serving) that helps lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels.


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large seedless cucumber , chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cups lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped



Mince garlic and mash to a paste with a pinch of salt using a large heavy knife.

Whisk together garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until combined well.

Gently toss beans, cucumber, tomatoes  with half of dressing.

Serve over lettuce leaves or quinoa and drizzle remaining dressing over top.