Quick Easy Bean Salad

This Quick Easy Bean Salad makes a great side or easy dinner for your warm summer evening. And that dressing – oh, that dressing!

A bowl of quick easy bean salad.

Today, I have this easy bean salad with red pepper, red onions, green olives, and corn. It is so quick to make and is very flavorful. This is perfect for serving with fish or chicken (like these salmon and chicken recipes), especially grilled. I know it is a bit early to talk about grilling dishes, but who isn’t excited to eat salad with grilled meat outside with the company of our best friends??! I am and I can’t wait to be able to invite my friends over to have a summer BBQ on my patio!

Close up of a bowl of bean salad.

Even though it is still too early for grilling meat, it is never too early to make salads. This salad goes wonderfully with almost everything and it is super easy and quick to get on the table. The more salads, the better. Need some salad inspo? Try these 50 Healthy Salad Recipes!

This salad only calls for a small number of ingredients, but it gets very good flavor – especially because it is drizzled with a light but delicious mustard Dijon vinaigrette and goes beautifully with beans and olives. I particularly love this combination and I think this salad dressing makes all the difference. It’s worth making this salad just for the dressing … and it’s super simple!


If you are not trying to control your calories, you can add some feta cheese to this salad. It will make it taste even better. I didn’t add any because I am avoiding dairy as much as I can, but it’s really up to you if you want to add feta or not (or even gorgonzola).

For this recipe, I took a shortcut and used some low sodium beans in a can because I had a really busy day but feel free to make your own beans. I have a pressure cooker beans recipe that I think you may be interested in, so please take a look. The only work you really have to do is to chop all the ingredients finely. When it is done, you just need to combine all the ingredients together, pour the dressing, and toss everything well. And the added bonus with bean salads is a ton of protein you get! So, let’s dig in and enjoy this delicious bean salad. Want to try another bean-packed recipe, try my Sweet Potato Green Beans Shrimp Skillet, Garlic Butter Green Beans Recipe (Web Story), and Roasted Parmesan Green Beans!

Thanks a lot for reading! This Quick Easy Bean Salad recipe was originally created for Food Fanatic. So, be sure to visit them too!


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