Easy Vegetarian Three Bean and Grape Salad Recipe

Grape salad recipe with three beans - the perfect cooling summer salad
Grape salad recipe with three beans - the perfect cooling summer salad.
Ratings (4)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups salad (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
810 Calories
12g Fat
138g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 cups salad (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 810
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 138g 50%
Dietary Fiber 35g 125%
Protein 42g
Calcium 293mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Grape salads are almost as popular as bean salads in the summer for a light and cooling lunch or side for a summer barbecue, picnic or potluck. This vegetarian (and almost vegan, if you use agave nectar instead of honey and regular mustard, instead of honey mustard!) three bean and grape salad is made with garbanzo beans, kidney beans, white beans, cucumber and grapes.

It's also gluten-free as well. To kick it up a notch, use a gourmet flavored oil in place of regular canola, perhaps something light and a touch fruity, avocado or sunflower oil, and we always recommend cooking with sea salt or kosher salt for the best flavor.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bush's Beans.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 green onions (sliced thin)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 medium cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups halved green grapes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. First, prepare a dressing by whisking together the red wine vinegar, honey, and honey mustard until well combined in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the canola oil until the dressing is well emulsified.

  2. Next, gently stir in the green onions, beans, diced cucumber, and grapes, lightly tossing together until well coated with the dressing.

  3. Season the bean and grape salad well with salt and pepper to taste. Sea salt or kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper is always the best (it's the most flavorful), but up to you what kind to use.​

  4. Finally, place your salad in the refrigerator until well chilled. This summery bean and grape salad is best served chilled. For presentation, you could place it atop a plate of romaine or butter lettuce leaves.

  5. Makes ten servings as a side dish, but if you were serving it at a luncheon as more of a main, then count on it serving around six.