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3 bean salad recipe with chips and salsa.

3 Bean Salad Recipe

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  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan


This 3 Bean Salad Recipe is perfect for a quick and easy meal that is filling, balanced, and delicious! It is packed with fiber, protein, and Mexican flavors. Save this recipe for your busy weeks, potlucks, or meal prep.


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  • 1 cup black beans, cooked/canned
  • 1 cup pinto or Peruvian beans, cooked/canned
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked/canned
  • 1 cup corn kernels, cooked/canned
  • 1 cup Nature’s Sweet Cherub tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 23 limes, juiced
  • Salt and peppers to taste


  1. Use homemade beans or canned. For cold bean salad recipes, I typically use canned.
  2. Open canned beans/corn, drain, and rinse well.
  3. Dice vegetables, and add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and lime juice to taste.
  5. Toss evenly and serve with tortilla chips, tostadas, or on a bed of lettuce as a salad.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican