When you get home from a long day, some days the last thing you want is to prepare a complicated meal. But, what if you haven’t been to the grocery store in awhile and have limited options? Not interested in another frozen meal or take-out?

We’ve all found ourselves in this situation before.

However, a quality and easy meal is not as far away as you may think! It’s on days like these that you can always rely on a pantry salad!

So what is a pantry salad? As the name would have you believe, it is an easy, wonderful and healthy mishmash of the odds and ends you have in the fridge and in the pantry that separately don’t make a meal. But, when combined together on top of a fresh bed of lettuce make a quick-fix for dinner time.

A bed of lettuce and Randall Great Northern Beans are a must, but the rest of the salad can flexible depending on your desired tastes and what you have available. Our featured dish is filled with some of our favorites: heart of palm, carrots, olives, cucumbers and more! Make as much as you want and save the rest for a snack later or a nutritious and healthy lunch the next day.

Pantry salad is all about individuality! Everyone has their own favorites. So what’s in your pantry salad? We would love to hear it! Submit your best pantry salad – or your other favorite bean recipes – for a chance to be featured on our blog!


Pantry Salad with Beans

Pantry Salad with Beans


  • 1/2 cup Randall Great Northern Beans, rinsed
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 can hearts of palm
  • 1 can olive slices
  • 1 can artichoke bottoms
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • 2 Peppers ( one orange and one green)
  • Handful baby carrots


  1. Mix ingredients together and serve over lettuce.
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This recipe featuring Randall Great Northern Beans is a perfect summer side dish.