Bean Salad is a delicious side dish that boasts the flavors of fresh herbs. Fresh dill and fresh mint elevate this summer bean salad to a new level! Your tastebuds will be delighted!
When there are fresh herbs available at the store, I always take advantage of them. Whether you are flavoring your dish with fresh herbs or adding them to your dish as a garnish, herbs have a lot to offer.
This Bean Salad is flavored by many things including two of my favorite herbs: dill and mint. I have tried my hand at growing herbs and have been successful to some extent. I seem to be able to grow oregano, basil, and mint. Parsley and cilantro never seem to happy with my back yard sun.
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The Best Ingredients for Vegetarian Bean Salad
For this salad, I didn’t use any lettuce. I’m sure you could throw in some kale or arugula though. Here is what I put in my salad.
- Kidney beans
- Garbanzo beans
- Red onion
- Fresh dill
- Fresh mint
- Lemon juice
What other beans can you use?
My recipe is a pretty safe place to start. You can take it from here and make it however you want. Try any of these beans in addition to or in place of the ones I did.
- Black beans
- Lima beans
What dressing can you use?
Honestly, just fresh lemon juice tasted amazing! You don’t need much. You see, the fresh herbs give this salad incredible flavor. You don’t need a lot of other flavors from other dressings.
Lemon Juice Substitute
If you don’t have lemon juice, you can use some white vinegar instead. It will taste just as delicious! I prefer red wine vinegar on my salad, but white vinegar works too.
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Bean Salad - a side dish that boasts the flavor of fresh herbs
- Toss all ingredients into a bowl, add lemon juice.
- Stir to coat. If the tomatoes aren't releasing their juice, you can add 1 T of olive oil to keep the salad moist.
- Chill for 1 hour to let the flavors marry, then serve.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Take a peak at our older pictures. We love this salad so much, it is so easy to make!
Have you ever tried Bean Salad? Leave me a comment telling me if you are a bean lover, what your favorite bean is that you often include in your meals.