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Bean Sensation Salad. Vegan Mofo Recipe # 5


Summertime Bean Salad

Summertime Bean Salad

With summer quickly slipping away, I want to at least try to pretend the end is not near. What better way than a classic bean salad.

Note the large sun  hat in the picture, truth be told, we have not had any real need for a sun hat here for a while, and the forecast is not looking much better, but, I can dream.

We recetnly attended a pot luck and I tood this salad along. That way, I knew for sure, I would have something filling and delicious to eat that was vegan.

The mixture of four different kinds of beans, gives this salad tons of protein and fiber. Adding in the red peppers, onions and fresh herbs takes this from great to sensational.



Summertime Bean Salad

Summertime Bean Salad

Bean Sensation Salad

Serves  12


  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tspn fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tspn fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 cups red kidney beans
  • 2 cups white beans
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 1 spanish onion sliced, lengthways


Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together


Put all salad ingredients into a large bowl.  Add dressing and mix well.

Summertime Bean Salad

Summertime Bean Salad

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 168 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.7g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 80.6g 27%
Dietary Fiber 20.7g 83%
Sugars 6.2g
Protein 28.3g
Vitamin A   1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 18% Iron 52%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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2 thoughts on “Bean Sensation Salad. Vegan Mofo Recipe # 5

  1. Looks good! Though I am overwhelmed by all the vegan mofo goodness, I pinned this one to make somewhere in the future 🙂


    • Thanks for stopping by Sarah, I know what you mean by being overwhelmed. I have a list of the 20 or so recipes I wanted to make for the month, and now I am tryign to work out how I can fit in making some of the wonderful goodies I keep seeing on other peoples blogs……so many recipes, so little time ahhh well 🙂


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