Two pepper and bean salad

Two pepper and bean salad

This is the simplest recipe you can make when craving for a fresh salad on a hot summer day. It’s extremely easy to prepare and you might even have all the ingredients at hand already ;)

It’s a very typical Mediterranean bean salad recipe. A very good basic you’ll be able to play with. Try replacing vinegar by lemon juice, add chopped cilantro, parsley and small chives and you’ll get into a whole new world!

Preparation time: 5 minutes – Refrigeration time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

1 can (15 oz/ 425 g) of white navy beans
1 medium sized green bell pepper
1 medium sized red bell pepper
1 red onion


1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt & pepper


1/ Peel red onion. Dice it finely. Plunge onion dices into a glass of water. (Before using raw slices of onion in a salad, you should always plunge them into fresh water for a while so they don’t taste too strong.)

2/ Wash and dry red and green pepper. Remove the core, pith and seeds. Dice pepper.

3/ Rinse and drain white beans.

4/ In a salad bowl, combine white navy beans, onion, red and green pepper. Season with salt and toss ingredients together.

5/ Prepare vinaigrette: In a small bowl, pour vinegar and oil. Stir energetically until vinaigrette is homogeneous. Add salt and pepper and stir again.

6/ Sprinkle two pepper and bean salad with vinaigrette. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Serve cold.

9 thoughts on “Two pepper and bean salad

  1. 07/03/2010 at 10:59 PM

    Great looking salad for that weather you have been having in Paris lately! ;-) I didn’t know that re: red onions – thanks for the tip!

  2. 07/04/2010 at 2:24 PM

    I also love easy yet so flavourfull & good for you bean salds!


    Many kisses from Brussels!

  3. 07/04/2010 at 4:52 PM

    Great salad! Nice tip with the red onions.

  4. 07/04/2010 at 6:34 PM

    This is truly a perfect salad for warm Summer evenings when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen!

  5. 07/06/2010 at 6:22 AM

    Great salad for hot days! You can take this anywhere, and it’s going to be good.

  6. 07/07/2010 at 8:16 PM

    Exactly what I have been looking for to offer generous salads for vegetarians friends. Merci!

  7. 07/14/2010 at 3:23 AM

    I’m always looking for a good bean recipe. This one looks so fresh, tasty and easy that I’ll have to try it soon. It would be great with grilled ribs, don’t you think? – S

  8. G.
    07/29/2010 at 3:21 AM

    i’m craving a summery salad tonight!

  9. Tanisha
    05/07/2011 at 4:00 PM


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