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Six Bean Salad

Updated on March 3, 2016
Six Bean Salad
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Easy Six Bean Salad

This is one of the easiest bean salads that I make. If you are planning to have this for dinner I recommend either making it the night before or first thing in the morning . This way the salad dressing will have a chance to mingle and marinate with all the ingredients.

I make this salad for four adults. If you're feeding a large group of people you may want to double or triple the ingredients. It's a great salad to take to a potluck, picnic, or any function where you need to bring food.

Bean salads are healthy and filling as well.

Picture source: All pictures in this article are the property of the author Susan Zutautas. If you'd like to borrow or use them please get written permission before doing so.

Tools for the Cook

OXO SteeL Garlic Press
OXO SteeL Garlic Press

I've been through many garlic presses and have come to the conclusion that if you spend a bit more on a press it will in fact last you longer. The Oxo has a large garlic chamber,built-in cleaner that pushes out pulp, has soft grips for comfort, and can be put in the dishwasher.

 

What kind of beans are in this salad?

Red Kidney Beans

Chick Peas

Black Eyed Peas

Romano Beans

Black Beans

Green Beans

Beans are low in fat, very high in fiber and they are a good source of iron.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: As a side salad this will serve 4-6 people
Ingredients for bean salad
Ingredients for bean salad

Ingredients for Six Bean Salad

For the Salad

1 19 ounce or 540 ml can of mixed beans

3 scallions or 1/2 of a small thinly sliced sweet onion

1/2 of a green pepper

1 large radish

10-15 fresh green beans

For the Salad Dressing

2-3 garlic cloves

2 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. of liquid honey

2 squirts of lemon juice

fresh ground pepper

Instructions for a Six Bean Salad - Let's get chopping and tossing!

tossing the salad
tossing the salad

Instructions

1. Start by chopping the scallions, green pepper, radish or radishes, and green beans. I only used one radish as it was fairly big. You can cook the green beans first or use them raw, which is what I do for this salad.

2. Drain and rinse the can of mixed beans and put them into a medium size bowl.

3. Add the veggies and gently mix.

4. In a small bowl using a garlic press, add the pressed garlic. To this add the EVOO, apple cider vinegar, honey, fresh ground pepper, and lemon. Whisk until blended.

5. Pour the salad dressing over the bean and vegetable mix tossing gently making sure everything is well coated.

6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

7. Before serving, mix again.

8. Serve and enjoy!

Do You Enjoy Bean Salads?

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Serving Bowls

For some reason I have an obsession with bowls. I love bowls and feel I'll never have enough of them. The ones shown below are on my current "must get list".

Do you like bean salads? - Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment to let me know that you were here.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ecogranny: What a great way to save up using a special freezer bowl. I'll have to start one of those myself. I do try to use dried beans as much as possible and I know what you mean about the canned vegetables.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Love them! This recipe looks both easy and SO good. I will try it next time I have a pound of cooked mixed beans in my freezer. (Because we are avoiding BPA in canned goods as much as possible, we save out a half cup or so of cooked dried beans in a special freezer bowl whenever we cook them. When I have a full bowl, I make mixed bean soup, toss them in salads, or make a bean salad.)

      Pinning, with thanks for the beautiful pictorial instructions. That makes recipe reading so much fun.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: Hope you enjoy the bean salad, it's pretty good :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I sure do! Beans are one of my favorite foods. I'll be trying this one soon.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Craftymarie: Hope you enjoy the six bean salad.

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      Marie 3 years ago

      I really do enjoy bean salads and springtime is just when I start to introduce them back into the menu. Thanks for this recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @susanholland10: Me too. I love nothing better to have maybe a chicken Caesar salad for dinner. Hope that you enjoy this recipe for six bean salad!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      One thing I really look forward to with Spring/warmer weather coming is being able to have salads for a main dish!! I love this bean salad recipe! A wonderful, healthy salad full of antioxidants and protein!! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ruthi: Thanks for stopping by to check out my Six Bean salad.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Yes, I enjoy salads year-round and definitely find bean salads a healthy meal.

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      Johanna Eisler 4 years ago

      Yes, they're great. Thank you for posting this one!

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Looks very tasty and nutritious!

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      Great lense and delicious looking bean salad:)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @suepogson: Thanks so much! I hated beans when I was younger, but now I can never seem to get enough of them. Have always loved green beans though.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      I love all things bean - it's such a colourful veg. I love the bowls you're showing here as well. Great lens.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      I love bean salad, it is so delicious, and such a different and refreshing salad to have in the Summer especially. Thanks for this great recipe :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks so much!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice lens, goo luck on the GoodVeg Club Quest for Super-Easy Veg Meal Ideas or Why Veg

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: Hope you enjoy it.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Pretty hard to beat a tasty, healthy bean salad. This is one I will definitely try. Looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Erin Mellor: For a crowd be sure to at least double the recipe. Hope you enjoy the bean salad as much as we do.

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      This looks great, and excellent for feeding a crowd.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @BrownEyedGirl69: I hope you enjoy the salad and have a great weekend!

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      BrownEyedGirl69 4 years ago

      Ok now I am hungry. May try making this salad this weekend! Great lens!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @cmeverything: Hope you enjoy the recipe and wishing you much success on the low carb diet.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This sounds wonderful! I love beans of all kinds, I guess because they were an integral part of my diet in my childhood. They were cheap and good protein, so we had them frequently in one form or another. I will try this Six Bean Salad...it makes my mouth water just reading it.

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      cmeverything 4 years ago

      This sounds perfect for me - I'm doing the slow carb diet, so will definitely give this a try.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Nancy Hardin: I hope that you enjoy the bean salad. It wasn't until I was an adult that I came to love beans. When I was a child I'd dread beans :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ColettaTeske: I usually cook the beans too rather than using the canned. When I'm in a hurry I cheat and use canned beans :)

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I do like salads of all kinds!

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      ColettaTeske 4 years ago

      Great recipe! I love bean salads. My mom always made them during the summer. I cook my own beans and don't used canned beans anymore. If you rinse the canned beans, some of the sodium is removed.