The summer season is the perfect time to indulge in a fresh, delicious, and cold salad. Whether you’re planning a romantic picnic or participating in the neighborhood potluck dinner, a bean salad is a great side dish for any summer event. With so many different combinations available, it may be hard to select a recipe for your next gathering. These recipes offer excellent flavor and are fast and easy to make. They are sure to be a hit at your next summertime event.
Three Bean Salad
A traditional three bean salad is an excellent choice for any occasion. This recipe is simple to make but the combination of ingredients offers great quality and makes a filling side dish for your next barbecue or picnic. Prep time for this salad is just ten minutes, and you can chill it in the refrigerator until it’s ready to serve.
To make a classic three bean salad, combine cannellini beans, kidney beans, such as Joan of Arc Light Red Kidney Beans, and garbanzo beans. Mix in finely chopped celery, red onion, parsley, and rosemary. In a separate bowl, combine apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper to make a dressing. Toss your beans, veggies, and herbs in the dressing until coated, and then store in the refrigerator to allow the beans to soak up all of the amazing flavors in the dressing.
White Bean and Tuna Salad
Make your salad heartier and even more fantastic by adding tuna. This salad has a unique taste that makes it truly stand out from other bean salad recipes. Prep work is easy, and the mixture will last for several days when tightly closed in the refrigerator. It can be made ahead of time and leftovers can be consumed after your picnic, party, or cookout.
Combine cannellini beans, chopped red onion, lemon juice, drained canned tuna, parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl. Then add a splash of hot sauce to add a kick to this delicious side dish. Chill the salad until it is ready to serve.
Green Bean Salad
In just ten short minutes, you can create a delightful green bean salad that your guests will love. This salad is one of the easiest and requires just four common ingredients. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity; this salad is bursting with flavor.
To make an easy green bean salad, combine canned green beans, chopped onion, and chopped tomatoes with Italian dressing. Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for several hours so that the beans can fully soak up the tasty dressing. Once the salad has been chilled, you can serve it to your guests for a delicious treat that is perfect for eating at any summertime event.