15 Vegan Bean Salad Recipes
These vegan bean salad recipes are filled with vegetables and plenty of plant-based protein for a satisfying meal! These recipes are perfect for a packed lunch, picnic, or weekly meal prep!
Whether you’re a vegan, a “flexitarian”, or a meat-eater looking to add more plants into your diet, this list of recipes is here to help! These recipes are great for a make-ahead meal because bean salads don’t wilt or spoil quickly like traditional salads. And thanks to the beans, these recipes are full of protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied!
Canned vs. Dried Beans
You may be asking yourself, can I use canned beans? Do I need to buy dried beans? The good news is, you can use either kind! While dried beans are much cheaper, canned beans are usually more convenient. I typically use canned beans because I don’t always plan my recipes in advance. But most of these recipes will be fine with either kind. Just keep in mind that dried beans typically need to be soaked overnight.
15 Vegan Bean Salad Recipes
These vegan bean salad recipes are perfect for a healthy meal you can pack for lunch or enjoy on a picnic! These are delicious make-ahead ideas that are full of plant-based protein to keep you satisfied all afternoon long.
Black Bean and Corn Salad
This black bean and corn salad is a great side dish with any meal! Vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make! It’s perfect with tacos, on top of a bed of greens, or eaten with chips.
Simple Chickpea Salad
This simple chickpea salad is perfect as a make-ahead lunch option, but it is also delicious tucked inside a pita or served on top of your favorite greens!
Three Bean Salad
This three bean salad is easy to make and can be made at the very last minute. Perfect for bringing to a potluck or serving for a family dinner. Leftovers are perfect for packing for lunches.
Super Easy Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe
This sprouted black-eyed bean salad is nutritious and delicious with a burst of flesh flavors. Perfect for a meal or side.
Quick Italian White Bean Salad
15 minutes are all you need to make this delicious Mediterranean recipe featuring tender white beans, juicy cherry tomatoes, and sweet basil. It's wonderful as a light meal with some crusty bread.
Chickpea Mango Avocado Salad
This tropical-inspired simple chickpea salad features sweet-tart mango and creamy avocado in a light, yet flavorful, dressing. The unlikely combination of ingredients is always a hit at parties and potlucks.
Red Kidney Bean Salad
This deliciously simple Red Kidney Bean Salad is perfect for a quick lunch, side dish for dinner, picnic in the park, or backyard BBQ. Easily doubled or tripled for a crowd. And it only gets better as it sits, so it’s the perfect make-ahead dish. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Easy Cannellini Bean Salad
This easy Mediterranean inspired Cannellini Bean Salad is made with canned beans and a few other flavorful ingredients… in only five minutes! It’s the perfect no-cook Vegetarian side dish for gatherings and busy weeknights.
Classic Three Bean Salad
Three bean salad is a classic American salad made with three types of beans. Dressed with a sweet and tangy dressing, you will love this salad as it’s perfected to be paired with any meal!
Pinto Bean Salad
Pinto Bean Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes is a delicious option for a hot summer day when you want a no-cook recipe! And this delicious salad has lime juice, red onion, and cilantro adding lots of flavor.
White Bean Salad
This easy bean salad recipe is made with white beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and more!
Kidney Bean Salad with Vinaigrette
The kidney bean salad with vinaigrette dressing is a simple side dish salad to serve up with most main course meals. It's nutritious and refreshing. It includes tomatoes, onion, and cucumbers.
Peruvian Lima Bean Salad
This Peruvian Lima Bean Salad features healthy vegetables and beans marinated in a zesty leche de tigre style sauce. It's something of a vegan "ceviche," a gorgeous side dish or a stand alone light meal!
Five Bean Salad with Garlicky Mustard Dressing
This Five Bean Salad is flavored with homemade garlicky mustard dressing, it comes together in 20 minutes, can be made ahead, and travels well. Perfect to serve as a side dish or for meal prep to enjoy throughout the week.
Black Bean Mango Salad
This Black Bean Mango Salad is bursting with super sweet mangoes and savory black beans tossed together with a bounty of fresh vegetables and homemade lime dressing.
If you want to turn your bean salad into a wrap. try my recipe for whole wheat flatbread, no yeast required! It’s perfect to pair with any of these recipes