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Rainbow Beans Salad

Rainbow Beans Salad. Tired of making old same style 3-bean Salad? Try this colorful, flavorful and healthy Rainbow Beans Salad. Bean salad is a common cold salad composed of various cooked beans – green beans, yellow wax beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans – and typically fresh raw onions, peppers, and/or other vegetables, tossed in a vinaigrette or vinegar and characteristically sweetened with sugar. It can also be prepared as a pickled dish.

Not only this salad will please your crowd but also can be packed for lunchbox for office or school. Make a big batch of this salad, refrigerate up to 5 days and serve as needed. I would keep dressing separate though to add before serving.

Canned beans can be used to save time in the kitchen but if you have a instant pot, make use of it to boil multiple beans at once using stackable pot-in-pot cooking.

Below is the video instruction for making crowd pleasing Rainbow Beans Salad.

Salad Ingredients:
1 cup red kidney beans, boiled, drained
1 cup cannellini beans, boiled, drained
1 cup garbanzo beans, boiled, drained 1 cup black beans, boiled, drained
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup green beans, blanched
2 cups sliced sweet peppers (red, green & orange/yellow) or color bell peppers can be used
2 jalapeños, sliced
½ cup red onion, chopped
2 cups lettuce (iceberg or romaine), roughly chopped
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup fresh herbs (basil or cilantro recommended), finely chopped
⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper, or to taste
How to blanch green beans?
1. Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Add 1 gallon of water per pound of green beans.
2. Fill a large bowl with ice water.
3. Carefully lower the green beans in batches into the boiling water.
4. Boil the small beans for 2 minutes, medium beans for 3 minutes, and large beans for 4 minutes.
5. Cool the beans quickly by plunging them into ice water.
6. After the beans have cooled, drain the ice water.
1. Place the trivet in the Cosori Pressure Cooker inner pot.
2. Pour 1 cup of water in the pot.
3. Place your steamer basket inside. Fill the steamer basket with your green beans.
4. Lock the lid and push Manual at level 6 for 1 minute.
5. When it beeps, release the pressure.
6. You’re ready to use the green beans in recipes. Season as needed.
1. Place beans, corn, peppers, onions, and all other salad ingredients into a large glass bowl. I usually make this salad for a crowd, so I use aluminum foil trays.
2. Mix the dressing ingredients and add the beans. Serve with a slotted spoon.


I am Bhavna a mother of two. My life is full of activities and I love sharing my passion for food, fitness, fashion, gardening, traveling and more on my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram and many other platforms. I was born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present.

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