A variety of chopped fresh vegetables and a zingy vinaigrette brings this Mexican Bean Salad recipe to a lively level. A white bean salad paired with black beans and fresh vegetables. A beautiful side for any main course. And even better as a picnic salad.
Served on a bed of crisp Romaine lettuce, this is a great way to celebrate the season of grilling.
Inspired by these perfectly shaped, colorful bell peppers, this side dish comes alive with a burst of Summer color.
It’s always time to celebrate when Vidalia Onions hit our Colorado markets. We cherish them while we can, and they bring a crisp sweet bite to this fresh side salad.
This recipe comes together easy using a can each of Great Northern White Beans and Black Beans.
Set aside some time for chopping and you’ve got yourself a easy, fresh side dish for any grilled meat entree.
This Mexican bean salad recipe is a cultural mix between Italian flavors and a Mexican Bean Salad. The end result is a colorful fresh side dish that will work for about any meat entree that you serve.
It’s delightful in flavor and healthy. What a perfect combination. And using canned beans makes this an easy fix.
Beans Salads are our favorite Summer side dishes. So if you’re looking for more ideas, take a look at these recipes.
And some of my bean salad recipes:
Mexican Bean Salad Recipe
I hope you give this Mexican bean salad recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and let me know how you liked it and give the recipe a star rating.
Your feedback is valuable to me for developing future recipes. And if you have a favorite vegetable bean salad recipe, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
And if you’re looking for even more side dishes for picnic style gatherings, don’t miss this line-up of Summer cook-out sides. I’m positive you’ll find something you love.
Mexican Bean Salad
- 1 15- ounce can Great Northern Beans rinsed and drained
- 1 15- ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
- 3/4 cup red bell pepper diced
- 3/4 cup yellow bell pepper diced
- 3/4 cup green onion thin sliced
- 1/2 cup medium heat salsa
- 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 large head romaine lettuce fine shredded
- In a large bowl, combine Great Northern beans, black beans and tomatoes. Stir gently. Add bell peppers and green onions. Stir gently to combine.
- In a small bowl, combine salsa, vinegar, sugar, cilantro, salt and pepper.. whisk to blend. Pour over bean mixture and toss gently. May be prepared to this point up to 2 days in advance. Line large salad bowl with shredded lettuce and top with bean mixture.
Turned out amazing! Kids and adults loved them! Thank you!
Lea Ann Brown says
Thank you for letting me know Sarah! It’s a great little salad recipe.
Beautiful photos! This sounds delicious and healthy. Love it!
Abbe@This is How I Cook says
I love recipes like this. So perfect for summer and so easy to make!
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com says
Lea Ann, I love bean salads, and this one looks especially good! I can’t eat raw onion, though; but I don’t think I’d even miss it with all the other good things.
Our favorite Mexican restaurant serves a wonderful black bean salsa that I actually tried to recreate for the holiday weekend. It was good but needed a bit more ‘heat’. Next time I’ll buy medium heat salsa instead of mild 🙂 How pretty and delicious this looks!
John/Kitchen Riffs says
Love bean salads, particularly at this time of the year. This sort of dish is pretty standard dinner fare for us two or three times a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This is perfect — our kind of food. Thanks!
Lea Ann, this looks so fresh and yummy. I’ll definitely try it, though it’s not even quite spring here at altitude. PS That little critter on my blog was a tiny field mouse who has a home in my rock garden.
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
That is some good looking bean salad…perfect for a summer meal.
I love salads like this! Perfect for our warm weather that we are starting to enjoy!
Looks so fresh, colorful and delicious. Hopefully the snow has stopped and you can enjoy dishes like this.
Just my kind of salad! I love mixing it up with the ingredients. Citrus dressings are really good with bean salads. I like that you used black and white beans – more prettiness!
Lea Ann Brown says
Thanks for stopping in and the comment Mimi! I agree about those citrus dressings! I think they’re perfect