Bean Salad Recipes

Fresh and easy bean salads are quick, delicious, and simple to make.

Staff Picks

Best Bean Salad

Rating: 4.67 stars
I'd turned my nose up at this for years, but suddenly I can't get enough of it. Thanks, Momma D!
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Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.37 stars
This is a delicious lentil salad, that keeps very well in the refrigerator.

Three Bean Salad With Celery

Rating: 4.48 stars
This salad recipe is great for summer picnics. It's delicious, quick, and easy to make. You can substitute the variety of beans in this recipe with other types and still have a great bean salad. I sometimes use cannellini beans in place of the green beans and it still tastes great!

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.4 stars
I came up with this salad when I realized I had some leftover salad items that needed to be used up. It's refreshing and light! It can be easily adapted to include your favorite salad ingredients.

Mediterranean Bean Salad

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is an easy, healthy salad that is a great side dish to BBQ chicken, beef or fish! It can also be easily adapted to a Tex-Mex style by changing the lemon to lime, parsley to cilantro and adding ground cumin and/or chili powder! Be sure to add the lemon zest (or lime zest) as this really adds a ZING to the salad!

Fabulous Hot Five Bean Salad

Rating: 4.66 stars
This dish is served hot, and is the best bean salad I've ever had. I make it with black beans, kidney beans, green beans, wax beans, and garbanzo beans. You may not like one or more of the types of beans listed above - just substitute your favorites. This dish is especially good for taking to potluck suppers.

Kate's Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Rating: 4.63 stars
Flavorful black-eyed pea recipe, originally designed for New Year's Eve but great for any time of year.

White Bean Salad

Rating: 4.43 stars
A colorful and refreshing summer salad. An excellent option for vegetarians.

Mexican Bean Salad

Rating: 4.81 stars
A colorful, spicy, and refreshing bean and corn salad.

Nicoise-Style Tuna Salad With White Beans & Olives

Rating: 4.39 stars
For my nicoise-style tuna salad, just open three cans: one each of tuna, white beans and sliced olives. Toss these ingredients with slivered red onion, olive oil and lemon juice. Take time, if you like, to boil eggs, or pick them up at the grocery salad bar. Serve the salad with steamed green beans. For an even simpler version, add a little chopped parsley to the salad for color and serve it with salted tomato slices.

Quick and Easy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 4.82 stars
A refreshing and different spin on a carrot salad given to me by a neighbor many years ago.

Uptown Cowboy Caviar

Rating: 4.79 stars
Colorful, delicious bean salsa.

Inspiration and Ideas

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Rating: Unrated
"So easy to put together, looks beautiful, and is absolutely delicious! I had the leftovers for lunch. Thanks for this super recipe." – blueplate

Three-Bean Salads

There's a reason why these are a staple at picnics and potlucks: they're easy and delicious! Find a new twist on your mom's recipe.

Healthy Garden Salad

Rating: 4.68 stars

Edamame (green soybeans), corn, cherry tomatoes and black beans combine to make a colorful salad with a light lime vinaigrette dressing.