Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

1 review

This is a quick and delicious salad that can be made special for guests—or yourself—by grilling fresh tuna steaks instead of using canned. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

2 reviews

Canned beans make this colorful salad hearty...and bottled Italian dressing is an easy and tasty topper.


Veggie Bean Salad

A colorful blend of hearty beans and crunchy vegetables is what brings folks back for seconds after they try this...


Tomato Bean Salad

2 reviews

This salad is packed with tasty surprises. Since it's dressed before serving, it's ideal for a help-yourself buffet.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson...


Tortellini Bean Salad

5 reviews

Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who...

Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad

1 review

In Miami, Florida, Terri Webber picks this zesty salad when she needs a crowd-pleaser that's as close as her pantry....


Three-Bean Salad for a Crowd

Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota adds garlic to an old favorite and prefers a not-so-sweet dressing. "Since I freeze some...

Fancy Bean Salad

5 reviews

Bursting with a colorful crunch, this bean salad is a snap thanks to store-bought salad dressing.
Iola Eagle, Bella...


Macaroni Bean Salad

4 reviews

Two types of store-bought beans, a convenient can of olives and lots of cheese make this easy pasta salad, shared...


Taco Bean Salad

Storing Seasoned Hamburger Mix in the freezer helps Dorothy beat the clock when she is creating this change-of-pace tossed salad....


Hot Five-Bean Salad

1 review

This crowd-pleaser is like a German potato salad made with colorful beans. My mom's been preparing this salad for years—it's...

Creamy Bean Salad

This hearty no-fuss salad is perfect for a family gathering. Dill pickles bring puckery flavor to the kidney beans that...


Artichoke Bean Salad

2 reviews

"You can stir up this colorful bean salad in no time," assures Dixie Terry Goreville, Illinois. Two kinds of canned...


Hearty Bean Salad

I discovered this salad years ago when I was a teenager in a 4-H club. After I was married, I...


Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

Jazz up any table setting with this tasty combination of colorful veggies, beans and nuts.
Almond Board of California


Three-Bean Barley Salad

Kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans deliciously combine in this hearty salad.—Pat Miller, North Fork, California

Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

Anita Gibson of Clinton, Illinois shares colorful, crunchy and slightly sweet Mixed Vegetable Salad.


Beef Fajita Salad

4 reviews

This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...


Sweet-Sour Vegetable Salad

1 review

Field editor Lucille Terry of Frankfort, Kentucky quickly assembles this marinated medley using canned veggies. "It's excellent for potlucks, accompanied...


White Bean Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette

I love tuna, and this recipe is a great way to use good old canned tuna--and it's great to share!...


Three-Bean Salad for 3

9 reviews

We make this 3 bean salad all summer long! It's a delicious summer side dish for two. — Barbara Wiggins,...


Veggie Nicoise Salad

13 reviews

More and more people in my workplace are becoming vegetarians. When we cook or eat together, the focus is on...


Provencal Bean Salad

1 review

Lightly coated in reduced-fat tarragon mayonnaise, this refreshing three-bean salad perks up summer meals. Every bite bursts with flavor. —Suzanne...


Bean & Barley Salad

20 reviews

"This hearty salad lasts for days in the fridge - perfect for leftovers. We like to spoon it onto pita...

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Warm Cannellini Bean & Bacon Salad

My husband and son like all kinds of bean dishes. For a change of pace, I whipped up a new...


Summer Bean Salad

1 review

I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 years, and it always seems to be a favorite. This isn’t your...


Festive Bean Salad

6 reviews

I had experimented with all kinds of bean salads before I hit on this one. My husband loves all the...


Buffet Vegetable Rice Salad

"This chilled rice and ham salad goes well with barbecue dinners," suggests Josie Varro of Coquitlam, British Columbia. "The green...


Tangy Four-Bean Salad

2 reviews

Canned beans makes this colorful salad easy to fix, while a no-fuss dressing lends sweet-and-sour flair. Green pepper and mushrooms...


Easy Colorful Bean Salad

Green beans and roasted sweet red peppers make this an attractive side dish for Christmas. The mild blend of seasonings...