White Bean Salad with Arugula Pesto

White bean salad with arugula pesto on a wooden table with white napkin.

This white bean salad uses peppery arugula and affordable almonds to make the perfect summer pesto.




  1. Toast almonds until tan and fragrant.
  2. Add all ingredients except white beans to food processor and mix on high until well combined into a pesto.
  3. Gently mix pesto with beans and serve with additional toasted almonds and olive oil, if desired.


This is a great template recipe to experiment with. Use herbs from your garden or whatever nuts you have on hand.