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5 from 1 vote

Balsamic Bean Salad

Quick and easy Balsamic Bean Salad—your new picnic go to!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Sarah De la Cruz


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or mince 1 clove of fresh garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14 ounce can white cannellini beans* 
  • 1 14 ounce can kidney beans*
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup parsely chopped (1 big handful)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons sundried tomatoes chopped


  • Mix up the dressing ingredients in a dish large enough to hold all ingredients—balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, onion and garlic powders, and salt.  
  • Add to the dish both types of beans, onions, kalamata olives, and sundries tomatoes.  
  • Give it a good stir to coat all of beans and other ingredients.  
  • Set aside to marinate (put it in the fridge if you're going to let it sit more than 30 minutes).  
  • Serve and enjoy!


* or two other types of beans of your choice—garbanzos would be a great addition!