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The Best Bean Salad | Salad | Side Dish | This really is the best bean salad ever! Easy, simple ingredients and fresh vegetables combine to make the tastiest, creamiest bean salad. Perfect side dish for a gathering, potluck, or BBQ. This bean salad uses convenient honey mustard salad dressing that gives it a creamy sweet flavor. #salad #sidedish #beansalad #easyrecipe

The Best Bean Salad

This really is the best bean salad ever! Easy, simple ingredients and fresh vegetables combine to make the tastiest, creamiest bean salad. Perfect side dish for a gathering, potluck, or BBQ. This bean salad uses convenient honey mustard salad dressing that gives it a creamy sweet flavor. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword bean salad, side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Fridge Time 4 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 125 kcal
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 1 can light kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn (thawed slightly but still cold)
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled & finely chopped
  • 3/4 - 1 cup lite honey mustard salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Combine all the beans, corn, red pepper, cucumber, and onion in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Pour honey mustard dressing over it and stir to combine together.

  2. For best results, let sit in the fridge for 4-6 hours so it can get cold and the flavors can develop. Serve with a slotted spoon as liquid will pool up in the bottom from the veggies and salad dressing. 

Recipe Notes

I prefer using lite salad dressing in this salad but you can use the regular, full-fat if that's what you prefer. 

 

Try to cut all the veggies the same size as the beans.

 

To thaw the corn to a cold temperature I just put it on the counter about 1 hour before making the recipe. This way it thaws slightly but is still cold and maybe still slightly frozen (which is fine). You just don't want it warm/hot at all. 

 

The cans of beans are all the standard 15 oz cans