Bean Salads

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Bean & Salmon Salad with Anchovy-Arugula Dressing
This simple bean and salmon salad becomes something truly exciting when dressed with a bold dressing flavored with anchovies and arugula.

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Toasted Pita & Bean Salad
Beans add protein to this tasty riff on the classic Middle Eastern salad fattoush, made with lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, mint and pita bread.

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Warm Bean & Argula Salad
The saucy, lemony beans stand in for a warm dressing, coating the arugula and wilting it just a bit to mellow its naturally assertive character. Add a piece of warm crusty bread and a glass of crisp white wine to make this an excellent light supper.

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Zesty Shrimp & Black Bean Salad
Loaded with fresh tomatoes, peppers and cilantro and seasoned with cumin and chile, this shrimp and black bean salad recipe has all the flavors of a great fresh salsa and is a quick and easy no-cook recipe.

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Roasted Corn, Black Bean & Mango Salad
This simple, fresh-tasting salad adds delicious variety to grilled foods, such as salmon, halibut, chicken or pork. Browning the corn in a skillet gives it a nutty, caramelized flavor that contrasts with the sweetness of the mango.

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Tuscan Chicken & White Bean Salad
This substantial dish is perfect with a salad for lunch or with polenta for dinner. Leftovers keep getting better in the fridge as the chicken and beans continue to absorb the lemony vinaigrette.

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Bean salads are considered easy to prepare and thought of as a healthy way to switch up an average, every day salad. Additionally, they are often a go-to choice for many vegetarians since beans, rather than meat, serve as the main ingredient.

Our list of top bean salad recipes combines these typically kidney-shaped seeds with everything from zesty shrimp to roasted corn and arugula. Click through our slideshow for a handful of delicious and flavorful salad recipes.

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