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.
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.
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.
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.
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.