Easy Bean Salad

Easy Bean Salad

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Kathi S.
Recipe by  Kathi S.

“An easy, delicious cold bean salad. A big hit at barbeques and football parties! Use any 3-bean combination. Red beans are also really nice in this salad!”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. In a large bowl, toss together the black beans, garbanzo beans, cannellini beans, water chestnuts, salsa, and dressing. Season with garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Cover, and chill until serving.

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A great explosion of flavor combination. This is an excellent bean salad. I used kidney beans, green beans and garbanzo beans. I added slivered almonds, as another reviewer recommended. Using "medium" salsa (a nice level of "hot") provided the perfect counterpoint to the sweetness of the no-fat French dressing. I will repeat this recipe many times down the road. I'm always looking for good side dishes.



Since this recipe invited you to try different beans I made a typical 3 bean salad with kidney, wax, green and garbanzo beans. I added a little onion and left out the water chestnuts. The unusual dressing was really the thing that was supposed to give the typical bean salad a lift over the vinegar, oil and sugar type. I wasn’t impressed. It just tasted like French dressing with some salsa mixed in it and not something unique unto itself. I did try some sliced almonds. Maybe mine were old but If I do make this again I would totally leave the almonds out, did nothing for it. It may be better the second day too. Good starter idea to use salad dressing on the beans though, maybe I’ll try Ranch with the salsa next time.



Great and tasty recipe. Substitue an Italian dressing in liew of the French. Interesting and tasty!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 106 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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