Summer’s here and the time is right for outdoor get-togethers, fun in the sun, and big family picnics! We’ve given you tips on preparing the perfect picnic- now it’s time to check out all the awesome summer inspired bean recipes you can bring to the red and white checkered table. These summer bean recipes all use our favorite types of Randall Beans and are a cinch to whip up before loading your van with kids and blankets.

Farmer’s Market Bean Salad

This delicious addition to any backyard barbeque or day at the park is light, bright, and super easy to whip up. Even better, it gives you an excuse to get out to the farmer’s market and buy healthy, wholesome veggies for your family. Don’t forget to pick up some farmer’s market ice-cream as a sweet treat!

Packed full of Randall’s Mixed Beans, this dish is also full of tangy tomatoes, fresh sweet corn, and plenty of Italian seasonings. Mixed together with vinaigrette and a pinch of garlic, this Mediterranean inspired dish is a yummy way to cool down before your meal.

Randall’s Black Bean Burgers

Burgers are a necessity at any good cookout or picnic. There’s something special about firing up the grill and spending time with your family as the burgers cook through. Randall’s Black Bean Burgers are made to especially please the pickiest of carnivores in your family. Using Randall’s Black Beans, the recipe for this burger really brings out meaty and savory flavors. Red bell peppers and a dash of hot sauce are the kickers in this dish, adding a bit of tangy zest to the bean patties. Best of all, this vegetarian dish is a healthy alternative to greasy burgers from the grill, and make for a great, filling main course.

Mixed Bean Coleslaw

Nothing says “summer picnic” quite like a big chilled bowl of creamy coleslaw. It’s a cookout tradition that pairs wonderfully with the Randall’s Black Bean Burgers. This recipe uses Randall’s Mixed Beans to add a bit of protein and a flavorful twist to the traditional coleslaw. In addition to the traditional chopped lettuce, this mixed bean coleslaw features a medley of super healthy vegetables to liven up the flavor profile. It has finely chopped radishes, dices celery and substitutes unhealthy mayonnaise for your favorite light or fat-free Ranch dressing.

Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall Great Northern White Beans! Check your local grocery store or if you can’t find them you can always have these delicious beans in a jar shipped straight to you from our online store.