Don’t have a lot time but want something hearty and satisfying. This salad hits the spot! This a great prep dish because you can make it ahead of time. It is a great salad, sandwich or wrap fill for lunches or easy next day dinners.
This vegan white bean salad is so simple to make! Everything is combined together to make a delicious, flavorful hearty salad that tastes like you spent a lot of time making. You’ll love that it is also packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients. This makes it the perfect lunch or dinner option for those who are looking for a healthy and satisfying meal.
How to make the white bean salad
To make the salad, you will need white beans, red bell pepper, red onion, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Simply mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and serve immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for later.
Recipe ingredient options
- Add fresh chopped tomatoes.
- Fresh herbs such as parsley, cilantro or basil for added flavor and nutrition.
- Roasted or raw vegetables like green, orange or yellow bell peppers, zucchini, or carrots to add more texture and color to the salad.
- Olives or capers for a briny and tangy taste.
- Avocado or nuts like almonds or walnuts for healthy fats.
- Dried fruits like cranberries or raisins for a touch of sweetness.
- Vegan cheese like vegan almond feta, nutritional yeast, or vegan parmesan cheese for added umami flavor.
These ingredients are not essential to the recipe but can be added to suit your personal taste preferences or to add more nutrition and flavor to the salad.
Question: Can I use different peppers?
Answer: Yes! In fact, mixing red, yellow, and orange bell peppers makes the dish look more appetizing and appealing.
What to serve with this bean salad
- Crusty bread or crackers: Serve the salad with some crusty bread or crackers for a filling and satisfying meal.
- Leafy greens: Place the salad on top of a bed of leafy greens like spinach or arugula to add more freshness and nutrition.
- Grilled vegetables: Serve the salad with some grilled vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, or eggplant for a more substantial meal.
- Quinoa or rice: Add some cooked quinoa or rice to the salad for extra carbohydrates and protein.
- Vegan protein: Serve the salad with some grilled tofu or tempeh for an additional source of plant-based protein.
- Soup: Serve the salad with a warm bowl of soup on the side for a comforting and satisfying meal.
What are the best serving options for a picnic or barbecue?
These options pair really well with vegan white bean salad and make it the perfect complement dish for a picnic or barbecue menu that your family and friends will enjoy.
- Sandwiches or wraps: Use the white bean salad as a filling for sandwiches or wraps along with some fresh greens and sliced veggies.
- Veggie skewers: Thread some marinated veggies like zucchini, bell peppers, and onions onto skewers and grill them alongside the white bean salad for a complete meal.
- Chips or pita bread: Serve the white bean salad with some pita bread or tortilla chips for a quick and easy snack.
- Fruit salad: Serve a refreshing fruit salad alongside the white bean salad for a sweet and healthy treat.
- Vegan burgers: Serve the white bean salad as a side dish with some vegan burgers or veggie patties.
- Grilled corn: Grill some corn on the cob and serve it with the white bean salad for a summery and delicious meal.
Quick White Bean Salad
- 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- ½ red onion, diced
- 1 cucumber, peeled and diced (optional)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Feta cheese (optional)
- In a large bowl, combine the white beans, red pepper, cucumber, red onion, and parsley.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!