Add Beans to Salads for Healthy Hot Weather Cuisine UncategorizedBean Bulletin, Cooking Summer is salad season – the time of year when farmers’ markets are bursting with fresh produce and it’s sometimes just too hot to turn on the oven. Beans are a good addition to make salads more filling and to add a little variety. The mild flavor of white beans pairs especially well with greens that have a peppery bite like radicchio and endive. Or toss greens, sliced onions and tomatoes with corn and black beans for a Mexican-style salad. Turning a salad into a main dish is as simple as rinsing a can of beans and tossing them with lettuce and other vegetables. Dress with oil and vinegar or your favorite bottled salad dressing. Check out our recipe page for salads and other tasty bean dishes. Click the salad tab at the top to filter recipes.