orange-sesame 3-bean salad in glass bowl

orange sesame 3-bean salad

  • Author: Denise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Make a quick orange sesame 3-bean salad with a healthy, oil-free dressing. Make seriously delicious plant-based and guilt-free eating top-of-the menu!



  • ½ cup (125 ml.) sesame seeds
  • 115 oz. (400 gm.) can white beans such as cannelloni
  • 115 oz. (400 gm.) can black beans
  • 115 oz. (400 gm.) can red kidney beans
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 lemon (or 3 Tbsp. lemon juice)
  • 1 bunch scallions sliced (1 cup/250 ml. sliced)
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce or Tamari
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper or to taste


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the ½ cup sesame seeds. Toast, but constantly moving them with a spoon for 2 minutes until they are fragrant and slightly browned. Remove from the heat immediately and set them aside in a small bowl.
  2. Drain and rinse the white beans, black beans and kidney beans and place them in a medium salad bowl.
  3. Using a knife, cut the peels off 3 of the oranges, then cut the orange segments away from the membranes. Slice each segment in half for bite-size eating. Add to the salad bowl.
  4. Cut and juice the remaining orange and juice the lemon. Add the juices to a small bowl or glass jar. Add 1 tsp. soy sauce, ½ tsp. turmeric and ½ tsp. ground black pepper. Mix well and add to the salad.
  5. Add the toasted sesame seeds and mix everything.
  6. Serve it up!


  • Nutritional information based on 6 servings.
  • Use any combinations of beans you choose including chickpeas, white kidney beans, etc. If you are using canned, aim to buy no salt added.
  • If you like things on the spicy side, a few dashes of Tabasco sauce would do the trick.
  • Category: Salads & Bowls
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: orange-sesame 3-bean salad