Southwest Bean Salad

This Southwest Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for barbecues, pot lucks, picnics, and even Sunday suppers. It has a deliciously light flavor to balance heavier items on the table.  I love it when healthy meets tasty! Pair it with ribs, hot dogs, or even meatloaf for a summer side that packs a punch of flavor without  an insane amount of unhealthy fat and empty calories.
This bean salad recipe is brought to you as part of an Ambassador partnership with CansGetYouCooking.com and the MomitForward network.  Opinions are my own.
southwest bean salad

Southwest Bean Salad

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Canned foods can give you a boost for your healthy diet. Beans have so many nutrients and protein in them, and this salad has 2 of my favorite beans included in the recipe! One of my favorite things about this salad is that you can literally toss it together in under 5 minutes and eat immediately- no cook time needed.  That makes this a great on-the-go or camping recipe in my book- cans travel so well and offer a lot of nutritional bang for your buck, so to speak.

  • Canned produce is on par nutritionally with fresh and frozen varieties, and in some cases even better (Check out CansGetYouCooking.com for more info)
    • Studies conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, UC Davis and Oregon State University all concluded that canned foods have similar (or better) nutritional profiles as their fresh or frozen counterparts.
  • People who frequently eat canned foods may have healthier diets than people who don’t.
    • An analysis of NPD data shows that adults and children who ate 6+ canned food items over two weeks were more likely to meet or exceed their recommended daily allowance for 17 essential nutrients than those who ate 1-2 canned food items over the same two-week period.
  • Canned foods play a big role in helping registered dietitians help their clients (and themselves) eat healthy, balanced diets.
    • According to a recent survey, registered dietitians (RDs) rate canned foods as important in helping both themselves (81%) and their clients (89%) to prepare nutritious, convenient and affordable home cooked meals.

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Want more bean love?  Try our Tahini Hummus! Still wondering about why canned?  Check out these 4 reasons to eat canned food.

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33 comments… add one
  • I really liked the salad beans. Yummy, healthy and very powerful. Perfect for my family!

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  • So yummy! Can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for this Brett!

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  • I love a simple healthy salad.

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  • Looks fresh and delicious! I love salads during the summer.

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  • A Yummy side dish! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  • This is such an easy to prepare & ‘pretty’ side dish. It has a festive look and will be great for summer cookouts. Plus, by omitting the avocado or adding it in just before serving, it should keep really well. I love side dishes like this one that I can toss together ahead of time. Thanks for sharing :)

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  • I love colorful salads and this one looks so healthy and delicious – YUM!

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  • Sounds like a really good meal! I love fresh salads like this in the summer!

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  • Great addition to a picnic spread! This would even be good for a pot luck, nice and easy!

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  • This is amazing. It is easy and healthy to make and also budget friendly

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  • You had me at avocado! Yes, will be making this at home! :-)

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  • This looks so yummy and fresh! It is perfect for warm summer bbqs!

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  • Simple – Easy – Healthy = WINNING!! I will try this one!

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  • This looks like the perfect salad for my BBQ this weekend. I will have to try making it. I am sure it will be a big hit.

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  • This looks like a delicious bean salad. I will have to share this with my sister in law. She is always looking for new recipes.

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  • That looks really good! I will have to try it!

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  • I have been trying more beans lately. I would love to try this.

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  • Ooh, I love recipes like this. That dressing combination just sounds so tasty!

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  • Mmm, this looks yummy! Perfect summer dish to bring to a bbq!

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  • This is the perfect recipe! Both easy and delicious sounds about perfect to me.

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  • That looks so yummy! It’s definitely one I’ll have to make for hubby and myself.

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  • Oh I love bean salads. They are a great way to pack in protein without losing taste.

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  • This is perfect for the husband! He loves beans! But I can’t eat them because they make me sick. I can’t digest them. :( So when he asks for beans, I never know what to do with them. This is a great idea to surprise him!

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  • Honestly I don’t think I have ever tried garbanzo beans and I know I’ve never eaten hummus. Guess I need to widen my palette.

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  • I absolutely love beans (of any kind) and this looks totally amazing! I’ll definitely be making this over the weekend, or sooner.

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  • Love how simple this recipe is! My family will love this!

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  • That looks so good! And it’s great power food. Beans are full of protein.

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  • That sounds amazing. I love things like this as a side dish when I have cookouts.

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  • This is my kind of recipe. It’s easy to prepare and I can keep keep the ingredients on hand too. Plus, my lactose free/gluten free daughter can eat it too.

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