Amazing Salads with Dried Beans
Lots of people keep beans in the pantry, and here are Amazing Salads with Dried Beans that are perfect for picnics or lunches! And many of these salads are definitely lower in carbs than you might be thinking!
Most people who like dried beans love salads with dried beans, and here are some 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.
I had a hard time narrowing down my list of favorites, so be sure to look at all the options to find a salad you might want to try! Or use Salad Recipes for more salad ideas if you don’t want to splurge on carbs for beans.
Why am I sharing salads with dried beans?
My love for dried beans 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 a carb-splurge for me, but you’ll see that most of my bean salads combine the beans with protein or low-carb vegetables to keep the carbs lower.
Are the Bean Salad Recipes Vegetarian?
There are only a couple of salad recipes here that have tuna, shrimp, or chicken, so 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.
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.
If you like Mexican flavors and salads with crunch, you can’t go wrong with this Black Bean Salad with Jicama. And if you haven’t cooked with jicama, it’s a low-carb treat!
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.
What makes this Tomato Cucumber Chickpea Salad such a winner is marinating the garbanzo beans and using plenty of fresh herbs!
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!
In this Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Olives I’m using less beans and more tomatoes, olives, and herbs for a more carb-conscious version.
Lebanese Lentil Salad has been a huge hit on the blog, and this herb-filled salad is loaded with flavor. I know that lentils are legumes and not beans, but I had to include this one!
Shrimp and Black Bean Salad has great flavors that are enhanced with cilantro, cumin, and lime!
This tasty Pinto Bean Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes, 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.
More Salad Recipes with Dried Beans:
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Chickpea Edamame Salad
- Chickpea Tuna Salad
- Chicken and Black Bean Salad
- Cannellini Bean Salad with Mint
- Southwestern Quinoa Salad (with black beans)
- Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Kale
- Black Bean Salad with Black-Eyed Peas
- Chickpea Tomato Salad
- Butter Bean Salad
- Tuna White Bean Salad
- Curried Chickpea Salad
- Black-Eyed Pea Salad
- Cucumber, Avocado, and Garbanzo Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint