Simple Bean Salad

A simple bean salad for when you want to keep things basic but also want it to be delicious.

I’m not sure what it is about beans, but I always forget that they are an option on the FAILSAFE diet. So it always feels like a stroke of genius when I not only remember to use them but also really LOVE what I’ve made with them.

Take this simple bean salad for example. I was getting reallllllly tired of eating green beans and brussels sprouts as a side and didn’t have any potatoes on hand (because let’s be honest, who actually gets sick of eating potatoes. NOT ME). I stood in the pantry just staring at what was available and saw a variety of beans just sitting there waiting to be used.

The whole not wanting to eat green beans made the pear and bean salad a no-go. I remembered making and liking a Mexican bean salad back in the day, but the whole spices-are-high-salicylates thing made that a no-go as well. That’s when it hit me. I could do a basic FAILSAFE salad dressing and just dump it over some beans. Throw in a little garlic and some green onion and VOILA. The perfect side dish for just about anything.

Are beans your thing? What’s your favorite thing to make with beans?

Prep Time 5 min Total Time 5 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 417 kcal


A simple bean salad for when you want to keep things basic but also want it to be delicious.



  1. Drain and rinse the beans and transfer to a small or medium sized mixing bowl. Add in green onion.
  2. In a measuring cup or small dish, mix together oil, water, citric acid, sugar, garlic, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour dressing over the beans and let stand for 15-60 minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 417kcal


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and low salicylate. It is also vegetarian and vegan.

Keywords: beans, chickpea, dairy free, failsafe, gluten free, low salicylate, nightshade free, rpah elimination diet, salad, soy free, vegan, vegetarian

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