Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe

Peruvian beans, onion, tomato, lemon dressing come together to make this salad

Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe
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Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe is simple, healthy and absolutely refreshing salad. This salad features Peruvian beans, onion, tomato, tangy lime juice,salt and pepper. They are high in fiber and protein, tastes great when served with chips, or lunch served with fresh tortillas. It is low in fat and loaded with antioxidants. 

Pair Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe along with tortilla chips and Quick Creamy Pea Soup Recipe for a light dinner.

Did you know: Peruvian beans are also called Mayocoba beans/Canary beans, they are ivory yellow beans which is popular in Jalisco as well as much in Southern Mexico. As far as the protein profile, it is similar to pintos in that essential amino acids missing for a complete nutritional protein are MET/CYS. 

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You can also add mashed avocado, after refrigerating.
Use red onion instead of white onion.

If you don't get Peruvian beans, try the same recipe with rajma or chana/chickpeas or pinto beans or black beans.

You can garnish with cilantro or green onion or any tomato salsa.

Use canned beans, instead of dried beans.

If you want to use cooker, soak the beans in water for overnight. In a cooker, add the beans, oil, salt and enough water. Cook for 3 whistles, then simmer it for 40 mins in low flame. Then turn off the flame. Beans is ready to use.

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Appetizer
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Glass Mixing Bowl
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

240 M

Total in

255 M


4 Servings


    To cook Peruvian beans
  • 1 cup Peruvian Beans
  • 3-1/2 cups Water
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 cup Onion , diced
  • To make salad
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup White onion , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Pickled Jalapenos
  • Black pepper powder , to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to make Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe

Method To Cook Peruvian Beans
  1. To begin making Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe, cook the peruvian beans first.

  2. Wash and rinse the dried beans in cold tap water. In a pan, add water, chopped onion, Peruvian beans, oil and salt and wait for rolling boil temperature.

  3. Transfer the beans to crock pot and set the temperature in high mode and cook it for 4 hrs. Peruvian beans is ready. You can also use follow here the cooking method to cook the beans.

To make salad
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients (Cooked peruvian beans, chopped roma tomato, chopped white onion, chopped jalapenos, pepper, salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss and mix well with a spoon.

  2. Cover and chill it for 15 mins in the refrigerator. Simple Peruvian Beans salad is ready to serve. Enjoy with tortilla chips.

  3. If you don't get peruvian beans, try the same recipe with chick peas, rajma etc..

  4. Pair Simple Peruvian (Mayocoba) Beans Salad Recipe along with Quick Creamy Pea Soup Recipe and tortilla chips for a light dinner.