How to make mixed bean salad by Honest Mum


It’s all about the beans, baby.

Packed with protein, slow releasing carbs and fibre, this is one healthy and filling salad that works all year round.

mixed bean salad-a healthy family recipe

To make it easy, I like to buy a mixed bean tin but my Mum would boil the beans up from dry beans to add to the salad because she’s ‘extra’ like that!

Colourful, delicious and full of flavour and fibre, you guys will love this!


  • 1 x 400g tin mixed bean salad, drained and rinsed
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 4 sunblushed tomatoes

For the dressing:

  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • basil

Pour the beans into a bowl with the onion and tomatoes. Mix the dressing in a small bowl and pour over. Decorate with basil, season and enjoy your nutrient rich salad! My husband loves to pile the salad on toasted baguette too.

bean salad for all the family by mummy blogger Vicki

Simple, easy and oh so tasty!

healthy bean salad by mummy blogger Vicki of Honest Mum

Let me know if you try it!

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42 Responses

  1. DaisLikeThese

    This looks great. I am currently eliminating dairy, sugar and ‘bad carbs’ from my diet to see if either of them are the cause of my adult acne. I’m therefore always looking for tasty recipes that fir the bill – this looks perfect.
    Thanks for hosting.

  2. Babes about Town

    Delicious, I love mixed bean salad and this does look very simple to put together. Being me (corn addict) I might even chuck a tin of sweetcorn in there to switch things up sometimes. Have fun in Paris darling x

  3. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Ooh yum! For some reason we don’t often make bean salads in our house, and yet when we do make one (usually with some roasted veg and cheese (the cheese obviously being no good for veganuary)) we love it. It always makes us feel like we’re eating well. Infact, we’ll have one tonight – thank you for reminding me how much we enjoy it.
    Angela x

  4. Lisa@Intotheglade

    Oh my this looks absolutely delicious! I have been looking for a dressing recipe for a mixed beans for a while, I have a tin lurking, I will give this a go. Thank you for hosting xx


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