White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon

What makes a great Summer Side Dish?  Easy to prepare. Very little cook time. Can sit out for long periods without spoiling. This colorful White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon is a triple threat and oh so addictive.

Easy White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon


You don’t think an edamame salad or white bean salad could have that kind of appeal?

Think again, buddy.

The moment I added crispy bacon and a smoky red wine vinaigrette, I was playing with powers beyond understanding.

White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon

This protein-packed White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon is truly irresistible. Firm, crisp, crunchy, tangy, salty, smoky, rich with bacon fat. I’ve never wanted white bean salad so badly.

Plus, other than the bacon, it’s extremely healthy and gluten free.

Making White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon

I hate to even say this, but vegan/vegetarian friends, the smoky paprika dressing is so flavorful, this edamame salad is completely delightful without the bacon.

…But go ahead and put the bacon in there. You won’t be sorry.

White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon is at the very top of my summer side dish list. Make sure to add it to your 4th of July Menu!

White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon Side Dish

Summer Side Dishes:

Summer Squash and Blistered Tomatoes

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing

Pasta with Peas and Smoked Almonds

Indian Spiced Roasted Potatoes ~ An Edible Mosaic

Spicy Italian Zucchini Boats ~ The Comfort of Cooking

Mexican Rice Salad ~ Katie’s Cucina

White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes

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  • 2 – 15 ounce cans white beans (any variety)
  • 1 – 12 ounce package shelled edamame, thawed
  • 12 ounces thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp. Then remove with a slotted spoon and reserve 1/4 cup of the grease.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the white beans, edamame, red onion, and parsley in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the reserved bacon grease, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and mix well.
  5. Before serving, toss in the crispy bacon pieces.
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48 comments on “White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon

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  2. Julieposted July 20, 2015 at 10:37 pm Reply

    Is this something you can make ahead and serve chilled?

    • Sommerposted July 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm Reply

      Hi Julie, Absolutely! :)

  3. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweetposted May 13, 2015 at 11:52 am Reply

    This looks so delicious and filling! Perfect for a summer salad. :) 

  4. Nicholeposted May 13, 2015 at 12:04 am Reply

    What is edamame & where do I find it?

    • Sommerposted May 13, 2015 at 6:54 am Reply

      Hi Nichole! Edamame = soy beans. You can find them in the veggie section in the freezer case at your grocery store. :)

      Happy Cooking!

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  6. Victoriaposted June 25, 2014 at 8:09 am Reply

    Hi there, this looks amazing and I’d like to make it for a party at a friend’s house. I really dislike parsley – it ruins the taste of a dish to me. I thought about subbing in cilantro instead, but my friend has a similar aversion to that herb. Is there another herb you would recommend using in this dish? Or would it be ok to omit the herbs altogether? (I do love fresh herbs, though!)


    • Sommerposted June 26, 2014 at 4:58 am Reply

      Hi Victoria, What about a smaller amount of basil, or maybe a little bitty bit of rosemary. I wouldn’t add the same amount though, because both can be overpowering.

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  8. Martinposted October 18, 2013 at 6:32 am Reply

    This looks like a good lunchbox recipe, will try it out, thanks for posting!

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  10. EmilieMposted February 15, 2013 at 9:24 am Reply

    Just wondering if anyone’s done the work yet to find the ~nutritional info (i.e. Calories/Carbs/Fat/Protein)? I’m trying to stick to my food diary! Thanks (:

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  12. Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat.posted July 26, 2012 at 9:07 am Reply

    Just found this via Pinterest. So making it this weekend for our cookout! What a great idea!

  13. Jessica @ How Sweetposted July 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm Reply

    you are so speaking my language!

  14. BusyWorkingMamaposted July 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Delicious! Totally something our family would love!

  15. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted June 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm Reply

    This bean salad looks super scrumptious and healthy but with just the right amount of bacon!

  16. Donalynposted June 27, 2012 at 9:11 am Reply

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  17. Rachel Cooksposted June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am Reply

    This is calling my name. With my aversions to meat (bacon not included, of course) lately, I would eat this as a meal. Love it. Making it asap!

  18. Carolynposted June 27, 2012 at 4:11 am Reply

    That looks wonderful, Sommer. Healthy and flavourful!

  19. lynn @ the actor's dietposted June 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm Reply

    the edamame is such a beautiful pop of color!

  20. Jen @ Savory Simpleposted June 26, 2012 at 9:59 am Reply

    I love this!

  21. soniaposted June 26, 2012 at 6:26 am Reply

    oh this is looking so GOOD ! wud love to have it anytime !

  22. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted June 26, 2012 at 6:00 am Reply

    I can see why this is so addictive! I don’t think it would make it to the dinner table without me eating half of it first. Great combination of flavors!

  23. Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}posted June 26, 2012 at 5:23 am Reply

    Yum! I love all of these ingredients. I especially love that you combined them all – this has the potential to appeal to our entire family. Thanks for the great idea!!

  24. Jennyposted June 26, 2012 at 3:58 am Reply

    Thanks for the White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon and Smoky Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe.
    I’ll create one for sure, my dad are gonna like it :)
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  25. Cristinaposted June 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm Reply

    I’ll keep mine light and skip the bacon grease — add a spoonful of olive oil instead.

  26. Nutmeg Nannyposted June 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I love edamame! Plus because it’s paired with bacon it’s even better! What’s not better when paired with bacon?

  27. Susan in the Booniesposted June 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Sounds very good! I’ll be printing this one out.

  28. marlaposted June 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm Reply

    This is fabulous!! Love all those bite sized bits :)

  29. DessertForTwoposted June 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply

    This is EXACTLY the type of side dish I’ve been looking for! It has all our favorite foods, plus bacon! Yum :)

  30. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted June 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh your salad sounds amazing!!!

  31. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted June 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm Reply

    That salad looks great, Sommer! A wonderful combination of flavors :)

    Hugs <3

  32. Annaposted June 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm Reply

    I can see this dish being the new favorite in our house this Summer! Love everything about it!

  33. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted June 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply

    MMM…the texture of edamame and white beans sound so pleasing to me…add bacon to my legumes and I’m golden! Looks delicious and I hope you had a fun weekend!

  34. Heather @girlichefposted June 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm Reply

    I can almost taste this just from your words and the photos. Want some!

  35. Rileyposted June 25, 2012 at 11:49 am Reply

    Cannellini beans are the best! I’ll definitely be making this!

  36. bake your dayposted June 25, 2012 at 9:17 am Reply

    This is a great summer side dish. I love edamame but have never thought of adding it to a salad with other beans. Great idea!

  37. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted June 25, 2012 at 9:16 am Reply

    Such a great recipe for the summer!

  38. Paula- bell'alimentoposted June 25, 2012 at 8:57 am Reply

    Sommer let me count the ways I love edamame.. .and then you throw in bacon.. Where’s my fork?

  39. Jersey Girl Cooksposted June 25, 2012 at 8:52 am Reply

    This is a great summer salad. I love salads without mayonaisse that don’t have to be refrigerated.

  40. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted June 25, 2012 at 8:46 am Reply

    i’m so glad you said it was good without the bacon…i have everything BUT that and totally want to make this, like, immediately!

  41. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted June 25, 2012 at 7:47 am Reply

    This looks like a great way to use Edamame! Yum!

  42. shelly (cookies and cups)posted June 25, 2012 at 7:10 am Reply

    Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it?

  43. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted June 25, 2012 at 6:09 am Reply

    Ok… so, not to digress… but I wish I ate meat so that I could put bacon on everything. Like, this salad. I love edamame salad and I know some bacon in there would just be marvelous. But, I don’t eat meat. Sigh….

  44. Belinda @zomppaposted June 25, 2012 at 5:33 am Reply

    The crispy bacon takes it over the edge! What a great, filling, not to mention great-looking dish! Picnic anyone?

  45. Aggieposted June 25, 2012 at 4:50 am Reply

    This definitely is a triple threat, yum! Need to start using edamame in dishes again, been a while!