The Easiest Bean Salad You'll Ever Make!

A Bean Salad So Quick and Delicious You'll Want to Make It Every Time You BBQ This Summer

by: Lara Katz

The Easiest Bean Salad You'll Ever Make!

Once the warm weather begins and I start barbecuing a lot, bean salads begin to enter my mind. Bean salads are delicious, nutritious, easy to make, can be made in advance, crowd pleasers, and can be made larger or smaller depending on how many people you are cooking for. I have followed intricate recipes before that are delicious, but this past week I didn't have the time, so I threw some things together and it turned out so well I thought I would share the recipe. Feel free to add or substitute whatever you are in the mood for—this recipe is easily adapted to suit any tastes.


2 cups green beans, halved and ends trimmed
1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
1 cup frozen edamame, microwaved for 2 minutes in a small bowl
1 red pepper, diced
2 Tbsp red wine vinaigrette*
*Red Wine Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp safflower oil
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp sugar
Mix ingredients together well in small bowl.

  Mix beans, edamame, and red pepper together.  

  Add salad dressing, mix together lightly. Add more salad dressing, if you like.

  Can be made up to 1 day in advance. If not making in advance, mix salad at least 1 hour before serving.

(Makes 6-8 servings)

Looking for more salad recipes? Try Beet and Kale Salad with Caramelized Walnuts, Mushroom and Arugula Salad, and Steak, Avocado and Rice Noodle Salad Recipe.