Sweet Tomatoes Baja Bean Salad

If you have never tried Sweet Tomatoes Baja Bean Salad you should give this recipe a try. This Mexican bean salad is so easy to make, enjoy this cold bean salad in about 10 minutes.

mexican three bean salad with red onions, cilantro in a bowl

This savory cold salad is packed full of flavor with kidney beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans. Fresh cilantro, red onions, and salt and pepper are added to give this salad a nice punch of flavor.

What makes this recipe so easy? Canned beans really cut down on the preparation time, so you can have a hearty side dish on the table in no time at all. Best of all you don’t even need to cook the canned beans, a quick rinse and you can use these beans in no time at all.

How to serve Baja Bean Salad

This Baja bean salad goes perfectly with tacos, nachos, and it’s the perfect side dish when you want to serve a vegan side dish. I have even used this bean salad in burritos, and it would also go really well on a burrito bowl, so there are lots of ways serve up this tasty black bean salad.

This is my pick from the Sweet Tomatoes Salad Bar Restaurant. It is a great flavorful bean salad. You can make it with common, and it tastes completely different than ordinary bean salads. Our recipe will provide you with a light and healthy side dish option for your next meal.

This salad is made with easy to find ingredients

This copycat recipe is made with three different types of beans, red onions, red wine vinegar, sugar, and seasonings.

Garbonzo beans, red kidney beans, black beans, red onions, pickled jalapenos and more

A simple bean salad dressing is made with red vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper. This dressing is made in just a moment or two.

A bowl of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar.

black bean salad with onions and cilantro

mexican three bean salad with red onions, cilantro in a bowl

Sweet Tomatoes Baja Bean and Cilantro Salad

This is easy to make, and best of all its light and healthy.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mexican bean salad, Sweet Tomatoes Baja Bean and Cilantro Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 253kcal


  • 1 can garbonzo beans
  • 1 can red beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/4 cup diced red onions
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno

Bean Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Bean Salad Dressing

  • In a small bowl add vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper.  Stir well to combine.
  • Rinse and drain red beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans. Place beans in a medium-sized bowl.   Add onions, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers to the beans, and mix well.
  • Pour over bean salad dressing and toss to coat Cover and set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend.


Modifications you can make to this recipe. Don’t this recipe stop you could add red bell pepper,  an orange bell pepper, or a green onion for added flavors.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. aj Melnick

    I loved Sweet Tomatoes’ Vegetarian Chili and would love to have the recipe. I have found none on the internet that sound as good as theirs was.

    We are heading to S.T. on Monday for the mushroom soup.

  2. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    Loved this I did put the Jalapeno peppers on the side for the guys to add to theirs but other wise I left this just like the recipe and we all loved it.

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