Simple Bean Salad Recipe

July 19, 2012 3 Comments

Simple Bean Salad Recipe

Bean Salad

A while back we had a birthday party in State College, PA for my mother-in-law. Although my sister-in-law Judy put out another fabulous spread, she asked some family members to bring one of their favorite dishes.

Cousin Vicki brought a bean salad recipe that was so good everyone had to have the recipe. I’m not sure where she found it but it was tasty so I wanted to share it with everyone. This is a perfect time of year to serve a bean salad as a side at any barbecue.

Lots of ingredients but putting it together couldn’t be easier and by all means experiment by substituting fresh beans and whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Simple Bean Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes

Serving Size: 10-12 servings

Simple Bean Salad Recipe


1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can of cannellini beans (or other white bean), drained and rinsed

½ large green bell pepper, chopped

½ large red bell pepper, chopped

1 (10 oz) package frozen corn kernels

1 medium red onion, chopped

½ cup olive oil

½ cup red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp white sugar

1 tsp salt

1 clove of crushed garlic

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground black pepper

1 dash of hot pepper sauce (or more to taste)

½ tsp chili powder

How To Prepare At Home

Mix all together and chill overnight and serve cold. This is one of those dishes that is better the day after it is made. Enjoy!


6 hours for overnight chilling

Last modified on Wed 16 July 2014 9:28 am

Comments (3)

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  1. Fiona McAuliffe says:

    Now that looks seriously delicious.

    It’s cold here in Sydney, Australia but I think I could have this at any time of the year. The colours look so bright and warming all on their own!

    I’m definitely going to try this one next week.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Fiona M.

  2. Milli says:

    Yum… I make a variation of this and it’s always a hit, even with people who aren’t keen on beans. I add chopped fresh mint leaves too – the combination of cilantro and mint is SOO good.

    New Zealand

  3. Poame says:

    Simple and perfect!

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