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Delicious Bean Salad

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This easy bean salad recipe is made with white beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and more!

It's an awesome lunch recipe that's quick to make. It's very versatile and can be made with multiple types of beans, herbs, and vegetables.

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Why You Should Make this White Bean Salad

You're going to love how easy this bean salad is to make! Because we used canned beans, this recipe comes together in just a few minutes.

When making a bean salad, we like to offset the creaminess of the beans, with some crunchy bits as well - enter the radishes, bell pepper, and cucumber. We've added tomatoes for their juicy pop of flavor and olives for that tangy, salty combo.

This salad saves well in the refrigerator for several days, so make it as a meal prep recipe on the weekend and eat it for lunch all week long. It also travels well, so it's a great dish to take to potlucks or picnics.

bean salad ingredients

Bean Salad Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this recipe.

  • 2 (14.5 ounces) cans of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can artichoke heart, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 3 to 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green olives (we used Castelvrano)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make an Easy Bean Salad

Here's how to make this healthy bean salad recipe - it's quick to pull together, it just takes some time to prep all the chopped vegetables.

  1. Combine the beans, bell peppers, artichokes, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir briskly to combine. 
  3. Top the beans and vegetables with the dressing and stir to fully combine. 
  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to four days. 
bean salad ingredients in a glass bowl
white bean salad ingredients

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bean salad in a small bowl with a fork

Tips for Making this Recipe

  • Make sure to drain and rinse the beans you're using. It removes the starchy bean water that doesn't taste very good and that makes the beans a little slimy.
  • If you don't have white beans, you can substitute them for chickpeas, pinto beans, or black beans.
  • If you don't have to keep the recipe vegan, you can add in crumbly feta cheese or shredded parmesan - they're both delicious in this recipe.
  • This recipe keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Making it a great prep-ahead recipe for lunches or easy dinners.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Awesome Bean Salad Recipe

white bean salad in a glass mixing bowl

This easy bean salad recipe is made with white beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (14.5 ounces) cans of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can artichoke heart, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 3 to 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green olives (we used Castelvrano)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the beans, bell peppers, artichokes, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir briskly to combine. 
  3. Top the beans and vegetables with the dressing and stir to fully combine. 
  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to four days. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1644mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

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