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Kitchen Sink Bean Salad

My Kitchen Sink Bean Salad is just a fridge fancy version of a 3 bean salad. This is what I had to work with and it turned out pretty great and just what I needed today. As many of us are now home, cooking more but trying to stay healthyish and frugal. Bottom line..frugality and making all refrigerator food and pantry staples work in this environment sometimes is a challenge.

kitchen sink bean salad

What is great about this is you can use any canned beans for this. Also, I added what I had in the fridge that needed to be used sooner than later. What I had was cherry tomatoes, curly parsley, red onion and celery. These items were needing to be in something, soon.

Ideas for Substitutions – Kitchen Sink Bean Salad

I made this list of substitutions for this bean salad and ideas to make it yours!!

For beans: White beans, red beans, black beans, and chickpeas.

For veggies: cucumber, tomatoes (any) zucchini, celery, carrots, parsley, cilantro, green onion, white onion, shallots, red onion, shredded cabbage.

For dressing: vinegars that will work: white, red, balsamic, apple cider, any fancy vinegars. Any oil will work! Also lemon juice/lime or orange instead of vinegars. (Side note: One of my favorite places to buy vinegar is Temecula Olive Oil Company. Their Olive Oil is excellent. My favorite is Reserve Late Harvest.)

Spices: garlic, salt, pepper, dijon mustard, dried thyme, dried basil, dried marjoram and my favorite, Herbes de Provence. (See my post on easy ways to use Herbes de Provence here.)

kitchen sink bean salad

This bean salad is an excellent meal prep meal idea. You can top greens or some Quinoa and you can add any type of additional protein like grilled Chicken, Tuna or Shrimp.

Looking for more meal prep ideas? Take a look at our Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad.

kitchen sink bean salad

Kitchen Sink Bean Salad

Ana P @ Claudia’s Table
June 6, 2023
This bean salad is an excellent meal prep meal idea. You can top greens or some Quinoa and you can add any type of additional protein like grilled Chicken, Tuna or Shrimp.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, gluten free, Healthy
Servings 4
Calories 137 kcal

Equipment

  • bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar white balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon mustard Dijon
  • ½ teaspoon salt Kosher (see note)
  • pepper fresh ground

Instructions
 

  • Toss all ingredients in a bowl and chill for about 20 minutes.

Notes

A note about salt in my recipes. I use Mortons Kosher Salt. The salt equivalents are show below:
Mortons Kosher salt : 1 teaspoon 
Table salt: 3/4 teaspoon
Diamond Kosher salt: 2 1/8 teaspoon
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 137kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword canned beans, pantry

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