Growing up, I always remember my grandma making kidney bean salad, and back then, I wouldn’t come within 50 feet of it. This is because I was adamantly against the consumption of all vegetables and all beans.

Ah, how I wish my adult self could go back and tell my kid self what a fool she was!

Kidney bean salad is nothing short of delicious, and it’s loaded with hearty and filling ingredients. Each nicely sized serving packs in a ton of fiber and protein, so it really helps to satiate the appetite.

My version is dressed in a light and simple olive oil and lemon juice that perfectly complements the natural flavors of the beans and bell peppers.

And at just 4 Points per serving, this Kidney Bean Salad Recipe makes a perfect low calorie side dish for lunch or dinner. Any leftovers taste great the next day too.

Kidney Bean Salad

Hearty and filling, this kidney bean salad is simple yet beautiful and delicious. It’s packed with fiber and protein and makes a wonderful Weight Watchers side dish for lunch or dinner.


  • 2 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place beans, peppers, onions and parsley in a large bowl.
  2. Add in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt & pepper. Toss to combine.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Calories: 168

Fat: 3.5g

Protein: 9g

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 3/4 cup
Each serving = 4 Points

PER SERVING: 168 calories; 3.5g fat; 28.5g fat; 9g protein; 8g fiber


  1. Totally trying for dinner tonight! I generally try to do recipes “as is” the first time, but having with tacos and have to go with cilantro and lime instead of parsley/lemon. Thanks for the wonderful, healthy, side idea!!

  2. Mary Straton Smith

    Have you ever used any other beans beside kidney? Just wondering if something else might work!

    • You could use any bean you like depending on what tastes you like

    • I just made this with kidney beans and chickpeas. I only had a can of each. Turned out great!

  3. Georgann

    Are there other veggies that would go well with this? I’m not a fan of raw peppers.

    • LaaLoosh

      You could do cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, or broccoli. :)