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Bean Salad Recipe
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4.61 from 23 votes

Bean Salad

For a quick and easy lunch idea, or your next BBQ or picnic, make an oil-free bean salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 226kcal


Bean Salad

  • 15 ounces Cannellini Beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces dark red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning



  • Rince, drain and combine all beans in a large bowl
  • Dice vegetables and add them to the bowl with the beans.
  • I use a vegetable chopper to make my vegetables uniform in size
  • Add herbs and seasonings.
  • Set aside to make the dressing.


  • Whisk all ingredients together
  • Pour over the bean salad
  • Stir into bean salad mixture
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator.
  • The bean salad needs to marinate int eh refrigerator for at least an hour for optimal flavor.


  • Prepare the bean salad and refrigerate so the dressing and salad ingredients marinate, enhancing the flavors. 
  • Always be careful when adding hot spices, such as red pepper flakes. Instead, add small amounts until you get the desired taste, or skip the ingredients if you are sensitive to spice. 
  • Rinse the beans in a colander and shake off excess water before adding them to the salad bowl. 
  • Store the salad in an air-tight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 862IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5mg