Want to please your taste buds with a healthy and tasty salad? With our Pinquito Bean and Celery Salad with Lemon Dressing recipe, you can dive into the wonderful world of food.

This salad is the perfect mix of Californian food and spicy goodness. It’s full of flavors and healthy foods. Along with crisp celery, pinquito beans, which are known for being small and pink, take center stage, creating a perfect balance of tastes and textures.

The sour lemon sauce gives the salad a nice twist that takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. This salad is perfect for a light lunch or as a colorful side dish for your next party. It will please even the pickiest eaters.


  • 2 cups cooked pinquito beans (you can use canned beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Lemon Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, chopped garlic (if using), salt, and black pepper should all be mixed together in a small bowl using a whisk. Put away.

The cooked pinquito beans and sliced celery should be put together in a big bowl.

Place the beans and celery on a plate. Add the lemon sauce. Toss everything gently to coat it all.

Taste the salad and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it.

If you want, you can add chopped fresh parsley to the salad to make it look more colorful and fresh.

You can serve it right away or put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let the flavors mix.

Have fun with your lemon-dressed pinquito bean and celery salad! This dish goes well with grilled meats or fish or as a light lunch.


FAQ 1: Can I use a different type of bean instead of pinquito beans?
Short Answer: While pinquito beans lend a unique flavor and texture to the salad, you can substitute them with pinto beans or black beans if needed.

FAQ 2: How long can I store the salad in the refrigerator?
Short Answer: This salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

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