5-Minute Adzuki Bean Salad with Oil-Free Asian Peanut Dressing

Adzuki Bean Salad with Peanut Dressing – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based Vegan Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: 3 cups

Asian Adzuki Beans and a simple peanut dressing come together in this simple, 5-minute vegan salad.  Tamari is a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, adding deep flavor.  This salad is full of plant-based protein and vegetarian fiber.  Enjoy this oil-free recipe on its own or serve with Korean Red Beet Teriyaki Burgers and Southwestern Sweet Potato Fries.


  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Adzuki beans (or 1 1/2 cup cooked beans)
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanut, chopped

How it’s Done

To make the Oil-Free Asian Peanut Dressing: In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter, tamari, rice vinegar, and lime juice. Give a quick stir to blend the peanut butter.

For the Salad: Drain and rinse the Adzuki beans.  Add to the bowl with the dressing. Seed and dice the bell pepper.  Add to the bowl.  Slice the scallions.  Add to the bowl.  Chop the peanuts, if needed, and add to the bowl.  Stir everything well to combine.Serve and Enjoy!

Yield:  3 cups

Chef Katie’s Tips

Adzuki Beans? Red Adzuki beans are small, red beans, traditional to Asian cooking. You can substitute with red kidney beans, mung beans, or black beans for this salad.

Chef’s Ingredient Tip: Double-check the Peanut Butter label. Look for a brand that has no extra oils, sugars, or syrups listed. These are often called peanut butter “spread”

Chef’s Bottom-of-the Jar Trick:  Use an empty (or near-empty “bottom of the jar”) peanut butter jar to make a big batch of the Peanut Sauce.  You can whip up this bowl in minutes, or use it as a dressing for salad, a dip for veggies, or even poured over roasted sweet potatoes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 3/4 cup).

Calories 168.83
Calories From Fat (22%) 37.19
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 4.44g 7%
  • Saturated Fat 0.78g 4%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 71.73mg 3%
  • Potassium 579.26mg 17%
  • Total Carbohydrates 25.28g 8%
  • Fiber 7.42g 30%
  • Sugar 1.39g
  • Protein 8.93g 18%
  • Calcium 21.14mg 2%
  • Iron 35.16mg 195%
  • Vitamin A 546IU 11%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%

Shopping and Gear List

    • Eden Organic Adzuki Beans 15.0 OZ(pack of 3)
  • 365 Everyday Value, Organic Creamy Peanut Butter Unsweeteend & No Salt, 16 oz
  • San-J Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce, Black Bottle, 10 Ounce


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