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All Recipes, Soups & Salads / September 4, 2023

HEALTHY Pinto Bean Salad to Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

This Spanish Pinto Bean Salad, known as Ensalada de Judias Pintas, is what simple and delicious food is all about. We´re talking a ton of great textures & flavors, made with heart-healthy ingredients and the best part, all done in just 10 minutes.

Pinto Bean Salad
Serve this salad as a starter or even as a side dish, next to some grilled fish. Either way, you can enjoy this salad at room temperature or even add into the fridge and serve chilled. It will hold for up to 4 to 5 days in an air-tight container.

Pinto Bean Salad
What really flavors this salad is the Garlic Infused olive oil and the sherry vinegar. Of course you can use other types of oil. However, by using garlic infused, it gives the salad a beautiful lift of garlic goodness, but without being over-powering.

Pinto Bean Salad

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used jarred pinto beans, which is the same thing as the canned ones. You can also use dried beans here. Just soak them overnight in plenty of water and then simmer the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Pinto Bean Salad

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Pinto Bean Salad

Pinto Bean Salad
5 from 1 vote

Spanish Pinto Bean Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 jar pinto beans (same as canned) 20 oz / 560 grams
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 spring onion
  • 3 tbsp garlic infused olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 15 ml
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Drain the pinto beans into a fine sieve, rinse under cold water, then shake off any excess water and transfer into a large bowl

  2. Finely chop the carrot (peeled), finely chop the red bell pepper, finely chop the bulb from the spring onion and finely chop a handful of the leaves from the spring onion, add the ingredients into the bowl with the pinto beans

  3. Add in the garlic infused oil, sherry vinegar and season with sea salt & black pepper

  4. Gently mix together, serve chilled or at room temperature, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Garlic Infused Olive Oil I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Pinto Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 683mg30%
Potassium 513mg15%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3509IU70%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Dolie

    5 stars
    I love all your recipes: they are simple, delicious and my family loves everything I have made from this site! Thank you Albert for sharing all these awesome recipes!!!

    05 . Sep . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      06 . Sep . 2023
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i skip red bell pepper as am not a big fan of red bell pepper i never had spanish pinto salad before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    04 . Sep . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      06 . Sep . 2023

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