Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"If carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be messed-up."
-Mitch Hedberg, Comedian

The refrigerator light goes on...

Bean salads are perfect on hot summer days for meatless meals. There's so much to offer - flavor, texture, low in fat, high in fiber and full of flavor.

Your choice of veggies may be what's in the freezer (this is, after all, designed to be a pantry meal). Certainly, if you've other fresh veggies in the fridge, they'll do perfectly. For instance, this would be fantastic served stuffed in tomato halves.


Pantry Meals: Six Bean Salad

Servings: 6 | Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 120 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe also requires making Basic Six Bean Mixture

This recipe makes great leftovers.

2 1/2 cups Basic Six Bean Mixture
3 quarts water
1 lb package no salt added frozen mixed vegetables (do not use corn)
2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried tarragon
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp coarse ground mustard

Place the 2 1/2 cups of bean mixture in a medium pot with the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 50 - 60 minutes until the kidney beans are soft but not mushy.

Drain the beans into a colander and rinse gently with cold water. Shake the beans well and then allow them to drain for about 5 minutes.

Place the beans in a large bowl with the mixed vegetables, olive oil, vinegar, thyme, tarragon, marjoram, sugar, salt, pepper and mustard. Blend well. Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 1/2 cup

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 349 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 20g 79%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 11% Iron 29%
Vitamin K 28 mcg Potassium 1080 mg
Magnesium 132 mg