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8 Best Healthy Bean Salad Recipes (Easy & Delicious)

These healthy bean salad recipes are full of flavor and high in protein. Using all different types of beans – garbanzo (chickpea), green beans, black beans, and white beans, and of course my favorite, the classic three bean salad.

The best bean salads are easy to make, great for meal prep and you can eat on the go. These are vegan bean salad recipes and a healthy option for just about everyone. Use for a bean salad lunch, a party, picnic or potluck. These cold bean salads will always be popular!

best healthy bean salad recipes

Easy Bean Salad Recipes

These are some of my favorite healthy food recipes. Bean salad can be a side dish or a filling main course. Meal prep in advance and bean salads will stay fresh for a few days in the fridge. From summer picnics to a quick lunch, add these tasty recipes to your meal plans!

healthy bean salads

1. Quinoa And Bean Chopped Salad

This colorful easy recipe combines red kidney beans with artichoke, red bell pepper, avocado, and cherry tomatoes. All tossed in a tangy dressing of lemon juice and olive oil.

quinoa kidney bean salad

Full recipe on Lauren Caris Cooks

2. The Best Greek Chickpea Salad

In case you’re wondering – chickpeas are beans. They’re also known as garbanzo beans. And this delicious Greek salad is one of my favorites!

It’s a crunchy vegetable delight full of fresh herbs and the sharp pungent flavor of chopped red onions. All balanced with cool cucumbers, bell pepper, tomatoes, olives, and creamy avocado. It’s delicious and an easy salad to make! I substitute feta cheese for the avocado on mine to up the protein content, but of course, stick to avocado if you’re vegan.

greek chickpea salad

Full recipe on Simply Quinoa

3. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad

In a large bowl mix sweet corn with high protein black beans, juicy tomatoes, and ripe avocado for a dish that screams summer! Add jalapeno peppers for heat and the zing of a lime juice dressing. Enjoy!

best black bean corn salad

Full recipe on Simple Veganista

4. Green Bean Salad

This easy salad recipe is perfect for a potluck or summer BBQ. Tender green beans are tossed in a honey mustard dressing with radicchio, red onion, toasted nuts, and tarragon.

Serve as a complete meal with rice or your favorite whole wheat bread or as the perfect bean salad side dish.

green bean salad recipe

Full recipe on Love & Lemons

5. Asparagus & Lima Bean Pasta Salad

The lima beans and pasta in this dish make a wonderful complete protein combination. It’s an easy bean salad recipe that’s a little unusual but absolutely delicious.

I find any white beans such as navy beans work just as well in this dish. Made with canned beans it’s super quick to make – just right for a filling meal at the end of a busy day!

asparagus bean and pasta salad

Full recipe on Green Evi

6. Cannellini Bean Salad

This light and healthy salad is perfect for summer. The cannellini beans are tossed in a simple garlic lemon dressing with fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, and herbs. It’s easy to make and can be served either chilled or at room temperature.

canellini bean salad

Full recipe on The Clever Meal

7. Quick Italian White Bean Salad

I love making this easy salad for lunch. Tender white beans combined with juicy cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Drizzle on olive oil and red wine vinegar, season to taste.

Italian White Bean Salad

Full recipe on Veggies Save The Day

8. Classic Three Bean Salad

A list of bean salad recipes wouldn’t be complete without a three bean salad. It’s a super easy dish to prepare – you just have three types of canned beans to open!

The dish uses kidney beans, white beans, and green beans. You could use dried beans instead of canned beans and fresh green beans in your recipe, but that’s a lot more preparation. Canned beans can just be drained and rinsed – and they’re ready to go!

This take on a classic recipe is full of freshness and not too sweet!

three bean salad recipe

Full recipe on A Couple Cooks

So, there you have it – healthy bean salad recipes that are perfect for potlucks, picnics, and summer parties – or just quick meals at any time of the year. They’re all easy to make, delicious, and tasty. Which one will you try first?

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