Creamy Bean Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This hearty no-fuss salad is perfect for a family gathering. Dill pickles bring puckery flavor to the kidney beans that are dressed with sour cream...and celery adds a satisfying crunch. The recipe is from Dorothy Poch of Concord, New Hampshire.


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, celery, sour cream, onion, pickles, salt and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, top with the eggs.