Here are 24 Amazing Salads with Dried Beans that are perfect for summer or great to keep on hand for lunches any time of year! And these salads combine the beans with protein or low-carb vegetables so they’re probably lower in carbs than you might think!

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Most people who like dried beans love salads with dried beans, and here are 24 Amazing Salads with Dried Beans that are all just so tasty! And you can cook beans in the slow cooker or Instant Pot (or on the stove) or make it easy and just use rinsed and drained canned beans in these recipes. And I know that lentils are legumes and not beans, but I had to include a few salads with lentils here too.

Of course, I do realize that some of my readers who eat strictly low carb aren’t going to want to make a salad with dried beans, even though beans have fiber to reduce the net carbs. If beans are too much of a splurge for you, just use Salad Recipes for more lots and lots of salad that are suitable for low-carb and Keto diets. And all these tasty bean salads are gluten-free.

Why am I sharing salads with dried beans?

My love for dried beans got started when I was following the original South Beach Diet where beans were considered a “good carb” and South Beach encouraged you to eat them daily. Now that I’m following a more carb-conscious eating plan, beans are definitely more of a carb-splurge for me! But most of my older bean salads have been updated so now they combine the beans with protein or low-carb vegetables to keep the carbs lower than they would be for many traditional bean salads.

Are the Bean Salad Recipes Vegetarian?

I’m not tagging this round-up vegetarian because there are are a couple of salad recipes here that have tuna or shrimp, but if you’d like vegetarian salads with dried beans there are lots of options here!

How do you get the complete recipe?

Just click any recipe title to see the full recipe on this site.

Black Bean and Pepper Salad finished salad in serving bowl

This Black Bean and Pepper Salad was updated with new photos, and I switched out the recipe a bit to use lots of colorful peppers and fewer beans to make this a more carb-conscious salad.

Black Bean Salad with Jicama, Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Lime

If you like Mexican flavors and salads with crunch, you can’t go wrong with this Black Bean Jicama Salad. And if you haven’t cooked with jicama, it’s a low-carb treat!

Tuna White Bean Salad shown in serving bowl with salad spoon on green-white napkin.

There’s no doubt that this Tuna White Bean Salad is one of my favorite if I’m splurging on beans for a summer lunch, and I love to make this with tuna packed in olive oil and lots of chopped parsley.

Pinto Bean Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cilantro found on

Pinto Bean Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes has so many of my favorite flavors and this salad is really popular on the blog!

This Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad) is a recipe that I’ve been making every summer for years, and if you’ve ever had the pricey Balela Salad from Trader Joe’s, I bet you’ll love making it at home.

Black Bean Salad with Black-Eyed Peas shown in serving bowl with serving spoon and salt-pepper shakers

This tasty Black Bean Salad with Black-Eyed Peas is a great way to get some luck on New Year’s Day, but this is good any time of year!

Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad with Peperoncini and Parsley close-up photo

When I became totally infatuated with spicy Peperoncini peppers, I made this Cannellini Bean Salad with Tuna and Peperoncini, and this is another salad with a generous amount of parsley to add flavor!

Southwestern Quinoa Salad cropped image of two bowls of salad

This popular Southwestern Quinoa Salad has black beans and red bell pepper, and this salad been a huge hit on the website!

Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Peppers, Cilantro, and Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

This delicious Black-Eyed Pea Salad is another delicious salad option to get some luck on New Year’s Day, and the sweet mini-pepper rings make this extra good!

Pinto Bean Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Peperoncini close-up photo

This tasty Pinto Bean Salad with Tuna and Peperoncini has lots of tuna and just a few beans, and this is perfect for a quick salad for lunch! Or check the link for a no-bean version of the salad, whichever you prefer.

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