Five Bean Salad

A plate of five bean salad is photographed from the top view.

5 from 1 reviews

Whether you make it for a picnic, potluck, or a weeknight dinner at home as a side dish, this Five Bean Salad is guaranteed to impress. Flavored with homemade garlicky mustard dressing, it comes together in 20 minutes, can be made ahead, and travels well.


For the Green Beans:

For the Salad:

Garlicky Mustard Dressing


  1. To cook the green beans: Place a bowl with cold water and some ice. Set aside.
    Heat 3 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. When it comes to a boil, add in the green beans. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until the green beans are cooked to your liking. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans into the ice cold water to stop the cooking. Let it sit a few minutes, drain, and set aside.
  2. To make the salad: Combine red kidney beans, chickpeas, black beans, Cannellini beans, cooked green beans, scallions, cucumber, and parsley in a bowl. Give it a gentle mix and set aside.
  3. To make the dressing: Mix all ingredients in a jar, put the lid on, and shake vigorously until fully mixed.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the bean salad. Using large servings spoons, give it a mix. Taste for seasoning and add in if necessary.
  5. Serve.



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