Confetti Bean Salad

This one comes from, via Pinterest.  I made it for a friend’s baby shower and it was a big hit.  Lots of color and tastes fresh and tangy to boot.


  • 1-2 cans garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1-2 cans black beans
  • 1 package (10 oz) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium red onion, diced  (I usually use half an onion since these can overpower)
  • 2 bell peppers, diced (any color, any combination)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over bean mixture. (I have also put the liquid ingredients in a lidded container and shaken to combine.)
  3. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  4. Enjoy!

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