Southwest Bean Salad Recipe

If you’re a cilantro addict like me, you are so going to love the refreshing combinations of beans, peppers, and cilantro! I actually don’t usually cook with beans, but it’s a simple way to make an easy lunch or a fun side dish. Top with green onions and flavorful corn for a delicious southwest inspired salad that is perfect for summer entertaining or snacking.


You might have most or all of these ingredients in your pantry, so it’s a simple way to whip up a cool and refreshing seasonal salad. I would make double of this recipe so that I could leftovers later in the week.

Southwest Bean Salad Recipe

I love tomatoes most of all, so I would add a few extras in my salad. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also think this can be a fun way to jazz up nachos too. If you need a simple appetizer, consider creating this salad and pairing it with your favorite tortillas!

Southwest Bean Salad Recipe
Southwest Bean Salad Recipe

Southwest Bean Salad

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious way to enjoy beans - serve it as a side with tacos!


For the Bean Salad:

  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans. drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 bunch of green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, chopped (optional)
  • *You could also add corn if you wish.
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. cumin


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad and mix well.
  2. Prepare the dressing. Add the ingredients together.
  3. Toss the salad to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 19gSugar: 8gProtein: 21g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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