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Bean Salad featuring Bare Beans

Impress your guests (and family) with this easy and delicious high-protein salad which can be used as a yummy dip or bruschetta topping.

This super easy salad is packed with nutrients and fiber from five delicious bean varieties. It doubles as a dip or bruschetta topping, you can even mix it with fresh pasta, warm or cold, for a twist on the recipe. Beans are the original superfood of plant-based nutrition. It is a great salad to make ahead because it gets better the longer it marinates. It’s bursting with flavor and color that adds protein, nutrients and color to your meal.


It’s easy to make ahead and pack in a to-go box for picnics or camping.  The ingredients are clean and fresh. If you want to make it vegan, skip the cheese. If you want to make a smaller batch, pick just one bag of your favorite Bare Bean variety then reduce the amount of other ingredients to fit.

Bare Beans Salad

Prep: 15 minutes
Marinate: at least 2 hours in the refrigerator or overnight
Yield: Approximately 12-20 servings, depending on size

1 10-oz Black Bare Beans
1 10-oz Red Bare Beans
1 10-oz Garbanzo Bare Beans
1 10-oz Pinto Bare Beans
1 10-oz Navy Bare Beans
2 large tomatoes chopped (or carton of grape tomatoes quartered)
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
Juice of 6 freshly squeezed limes
2 large avocados, cubed
1 tub feta crumbles or a half round of cotija crumbled (use as much or as little as you like)
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients, tossing gently. This makes a great salad or topping for crostini any time of year. Mix with warm or cold pasta for an easy side dish. This keeps well refrigerated. Make ahead so the flavors mingle, the lime juice will keep the avocados from browning, but you can always add them right before serving if you prefer.


  • 1 year ago


    Did I miss something? I would think you should cook the beans, then marinate the beans.

    • 1 year ago

      Beth Cofer

      Bare Beans are fully cooked and ready to eat/use right out of the bag.

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