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white bean salad with pancetta | superman cooks

Tuscan White Bean Salad Salad with Pancetta

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian American


An Italian classic with fresh flavors and a creamy texture with a base of peppery arugula


  • 2 C canned rinsed navy beans
  • 6 oz chopped pancetta (can substitute bacon if needed)
  • 4 oz olive oil (divided)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 C sun-dried tomatoes (julienned)
  • 1 quart fresh arugula
  • grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat 2 ounces oil in medium sauté pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until garlic is soft.
  3. Remove garlic and discard. Now add pancetta and cook until slightly brown, about 5-6 minutes stirring often.
  4. Add beans along with red pepper and black pepper and 1/2 C water and cook over medium heat until water is absorbed, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sun-dried tomatoes. Allow to cool to room temperature
  6. To assemble place arugula on plate and top with bean mixture and garnish with extra sun dried tomatoes.
  7. Drizzle remaining oil and juice from lemon on top.
  8. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.
  9. Serve.

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