Kidney Bean Salad

Kidney bean salad is especially suited for grilled chicken or fish. Ready in a flash, these easy recipes for red kidney bean salad and white cannellini bean salad also add color to the plate.

See Popular Kidney Bean Salad Recipes

Best-of-the-West Bean Salad

Pace Salsa & Picante

This scrumptious bean salad combines kidney beans, pinto beans, sliced red onion and diced green pepper dressed with a flavorful combination of Pace® Picante Sauce, cilantro, oil and vinegar.

Total: 2 hrs 10 mins

Kidney Bean and Rice Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Apple and avocado freshen the taste of this hearty salad. Bottled Thousand Island dressing provides the base for a tangy topper.

Sweet and Tangy Four-Bean Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This delicious recipe is the perfect make-ahead solution. Simply combine green beans, red kidney beans, soybeans and wax beans with a bold dressing of cider vinegar, dry red wine, mustard and garlic.

Zesty Three-Bean Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet soybeans, kidney beans, and garbanzo beans combine to make this tasty salad recipe that's perfect for your next potluck.

Southwest Salad

Family Circle

Spinach Salad With Strawberries


A hard boiled egg and some kidney beans add protein to this main-dish salad. Sunflower seeds add a little fat to keep you full.

"Healthified" Mexican Bean Salad

Betty Crocker

15% fewer calories, 30% less fat, 68% more vitamin A than the original recipe. Bean salad gets sassy and healthier, too.

Total: 4 hrs 15 mins

Herbed Chicken and Bean Salad

Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken
Total: 4 hrs 20 mins

Romaine Salad with Orange, Feta & Beans


Adding canned beans is a quick, convenient way to make a salad into a meal - they boost the protein to make the salad more satisfying. We call for kidney beans, but other canned beans like cannellinis or black beans would also work nicely.

Total: 15 mins

Summer Sensations: 6 Bodacious Bean Salad Recipes

Come summer, we go bonkers for bean salads. Why? For starters, they tend to rely on the one kitchen utensil we love most when the mercury is riding high outside: the can opener.

3-Bean Caprese Salad: Dinner for $10

We love a good summertime cookout with everyone ohh-ing over grilled baby-back ribs as the star attraction, or a languid summer picnic with a basket of fried chicken. But if living well means living in a certain kind of balance, then we love those other kinds of summer dinners as well -- light, simple and chock full of the fresh flavors of the season. This 3-Bean Caprese Salad falls into that latter camp, with its summer-ripe tomatoes, fresh parboiled green beans, and a healthy serving of sweet basil.

Easy New Year's Resolutions: Get Lean Mean Beans

When you stock your pantry with beans, you always have a terrific lean source of protein, fiber, iron, and B vitamins handy. Plus, beans are "good carbs," the complex carbohydrates that give you more energy. Stretch beyond the old-fashioned baked beans (although they're pretty delicious, too).

Black Eyed Pea Salad for Picnics, BBQ, Potlucks

Try this fresh and crunchy bean salad as a satisfying side at your next picnic, barbecue, or potluck.

Black Beans: Leftover Logic

Say you're making chili or a three-bean salad, and you happen to have some cooked black beans at the ready. You've got the perfect protein to toss in a salad or soup, or create a tangy dip. Get creative with your black bean leftovers, starting here!

How to Tailgate: The Best Salad Recipes

Some say it's a good tailgating salad that makes the party, rounding out all the other great dishes, like chili, brats, pie, and desserts. We kind of agree. A good, old-fashioned German Potato Salad or a Creamy version that is just a little lighter on the mayo sound to us like essential dishes for true-blue tailgating.

Bean-and-Beef Enchilada Casserole: Dinner for $10

Oh goodness, where to begin with this Beef-and-Bean Enchilada Casserole? Some recipes require a hard sell ("Yes, you really can have salad for dinner ..."), but really, this one sells itself.

Eat Better for Less: Beans for Last-Minute Cooks

Canned beans, such as kidney, garbanzo, or cannellini, can be the basis for countless inexpensive meals. Of course, cooking dried beans from scratch is even cheaper and gives you better texture, flavor, and less sodium. But if you're a last-minute cook like me, even the quick-soak method takes more time than I often have to get dinner on the table.

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