Oh, those hot summer days when your only mission is to avoid the hot stove at all costs! Enter summer salads, those simple combinations of ingredients that are filling and easy to assemble. This bean salad, a crisp mixture of fresh, leafy greens dressed in a tangy vinaigrette dressing, is light and delicious — perfect for lunch or dinner. Just open up that cool refrigerator, toss together your ingredients and voila! A dish perfect for summer evenings on the back deck.

Bean Salad


  • 1 1/8 cups of Randall Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar with tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Garnish
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives

Finely chop half of an onion and mince a clove of garlic. Combine the Randall Beans with the other ingredients and mix well. Chill and serve with tomatoes, olives, and other fresh or marinated garnishes.

This recipe featuring Randall Great Northern Beans is a perfect summer side dish.


Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall 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.