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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Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

2 reviews

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

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...

Veggie Bean Salad

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

Mr. Taco Bean Dip

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Three-Bean Barley Salad

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

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...

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....

Hearty Bean Salad

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

Mixed Vegetable Salad

3 reviews

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

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...

Three-Bean Salsa

3 reviews

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina...

Balsamic Three-Bean Salad

9 reviews

Here's my little girl's favorite salad. She devours it just about as fast as I can make it. I suggest...

Southwestern Rice and Bean Salad

This salad has a definite Mexican influence with the beans and picante sauce. I've made it for many get-togethers, and...

Cannellini Bean Salad

5 reviews

Here's a perfect side dish for a backyard picnic or barbecue. Celery and red pepper accent this bean salad that's...

Bean and Vegetable Salad

4 reviews

"This medley of beans won the enthusiastic approval of my husband, who says he'll eat low-fat, low-cholesterol food only if...

Southwest Pork and Bean Salad

"This salad is tasty on its own," writes Lynn Biscott of Toronto, Ontario, "but we also like it as a...

Kidney Bean Coleslaw

1 review

"My mom gave me the recipe for this salad, and my family really enjoys it," comments Sandra Lee Espig of...

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...

Colorful Bean Salad

4 reviews

My bean salad is a mainstay, both for family meals and neighborhood potlucks. People rave about the cumin dressing with...

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

1 review

Karen Riordan of Fern Creek, Kentucky dresses up traditional bean salad with a tangy Dijon mustard vinaigrette. "I'm a busy...

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Cumin and curry powder give this chilled three-bean salad terrific zip. "I get a lot of compliments on it," says...

Southwestern Bean Salad

8 reviews

My daughter gave me the recipe for this hearty, zippy salad. I've used it many times and received compliments. When...

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Garden Bean Salad

6 reviews

My mother gave me this crunchy bean salad recipe many years ago, and I often take it to covered-dish dinners....

Bean ‘n’ Rice Picnic Salad

This filling salad was a favorite for luncheons with Ruth Andrewson from Leavenworth, Washington. Orange carrots and green celery also...

Five-Bean Salad

2 reviews

In Ottawa, Illinois, Jeanette Simec combines five kinds of beans with an oil-and-vinegar dressing in this colorful classic that's great...

Three-Bean Garden Salad

2 reviews

This comes from a recipe I originally found in a bean cookbook. It took quite a few failures to come...

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,...

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...