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This kidney bean and chickpea salad is ridiculously easy with only 5 ingredients! Healthy, delicious, and ready in under 10 minutes.
We’ve got chickpeas, red kidney beans, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and garlic in here.
A sprinkling of fresh parlsey is nice but not totally necessary, and salt & pepper… well those don’t count in my 5 ingredients 😛
I love stupidly easy recipes. I’m also increasingly liking chickpea and bean recipes. I’ve always liked beans, but I hardly ever branch out from my old classic, tuna, beans, and onions. It’s so easy, and so good.
In fact, it was one of the first recipes I made for this blog. I may update it with new photos and give it some new life at some point!
Lately I’ve done a corn and chickpea salad, a Mediterranean chickpea salad, a Texas caviar style black bean salad, and now this cold bean salad. These types of salads are my favorite thing to take to work for lunch. Healthy, colorful, protein-packed, and I’m not sidelined by a pasta coma. 😉
I sometimes type “chickenpeas” by accident. I dunno what’s wrong with me. I’m totally paranoid that it’ll show up like that one day and I won’t catch it.
Annnyway, I love how vibrant the ruby red kidney beans are. It’s just such a pretty salad. And so simple.
Simple food is the best kinda food.
Will you make this red kidney bean salad?
Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad
- 1 (19 fluid ounce) can chickpeas drained & rinsed
- 1 (19 fluid ounce) can red kidney beans drained & rinsed
- 1 large clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Parsley chopped (optional)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a bowl. Toss and adjust oil/vinegar/salt & pepper to suit your preferences.
- Salad will last in the fridge for a few days.
- Serves 2-4 depending on whether it's more of a main meal or a side.
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You may also like my three bean salad recipe.