About Our MANY BEANS SALAD
- 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
- Dietary Considerations: vegan and vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
- all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
- 770 calories
- 25 g protein
- Meal Net Weight: 5.9 oz | 169 g
- Meal Includes: seasoned beans & veggies mix; organic extra virgin olive oil; organic balsamic vinegar
- Required: cool water
- Recommended: long handled spoon
- Insider Tips:
- This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
- In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 20 minutes. It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!
condiment packet and natural desiccant.
1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch; seal and lay flat.
for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.
in all dressing packets.
an additional 30 minutes.
your Many Beans Salad!
Ingredients & Nutrition
Red Beans, Whole Black Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Balsamic Vinegar (organic wine vinegar, organic grape must), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Edamame, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Green Beans, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Sea Salt, Green Bell Pepper, Minced Shallots, Lemon Pepper (salt, black pepper, citric acid, sugar, lemon juice powder [corn syrup solids and natural flavors (lemon juice solids, natural flavors)], onion, rice concentrate, garlic, maltodextrin, turmeric), Onion Powder, White Vinegar (maltodextrin, white distilled vinegar, modified food starch [corn]), Celery, Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Lemon Juice (corn syrup, lemon juice, lemon oil), Spices, Green Onions
PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.
Fresh food on a long-distance hike is a rare treat, which makes this flavor-packed veggie salad the next-best thing—and a top pick among our tasters. This refreshing vegan, gluten-conscious dish features five kinds of beans (red, black, garbanzo, edamame, string), along with sweet peppers, onions and fire-roasted corn in a tangy, balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Plus, each 6-ounce serving provides a powerhouse of calories, carbs and protein to help you keep moving on your big, after-lunch push. Prep takes a while to rehydrate, so we recommend preparing in the morning before breaking camp and letting it marinade in your pack while you hike. Then, whenever you’re ready, just find a lunch spot, break it out and dig in!
— PCT Oregon: Trail Foods Taste-Off, June 2018
frequently asked questions
If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
This makes a great lunch
Hiked A.T. in September and half of October 2022. Went from Amicalola, GA to Hampton, TN. The Many Beans Salad was by far the best freeze dried meal of the entire hike. Fresh and bright, very tasty. Provided the vegetable fix I needed while on trail. Wonderful amount of calories and fiber.
Just finished seven weeks on the Appalachian Trail and with each resupply box, this is the meal I looked forward to the most. Refreshing and fresh flavors while on trail. A true treat and joy.
Tasty, and easy to prep in the morning to have lunch ready around noon. Very convenient for a BWCA adventure! I'm giving it 4 forks and not 5 because I preferred the corn and black bean salad. This was also tasty, but not quite as good.
This is just "Too Good to be True" ! I can't believe its freeze dried & dehydrated. It's so good that I'm ordering some to have on hand at home. Honestly this is the best bean salad ever. Hats off to the chef !
I have had good experience with this meal in the last (and all other meals I’ve tried); however, after carefully following the preparation instructions at 8000 feet, some elements of the meal remained crunchy. Big’un Burritos will remain my standby meal :)
WOW! I'll be honest, I didn't think I'd like this. I'm very picky about texture and didn't expect these beans to rehydrate as well as they did. We put the water in just as we headed out for our day hike. We ate it about 3 hours later. HOLY SMOKES, it was amazing!!! There was not one bean that didn't taste fresh, the juice was sweet and flavorful. I'm logged back in to buy several more of these. I'll leave one in my work desk and look forward to my next hike because I'll be eating well. OH - we shared this for lunch. It was alot of food. I don't think I could have finished it all by myself, except that it tasted to yummy I might have shoveled it all in and taken a nap. BUY IT!
Superb, albeit a bit heavy for a UL backpacker. Just makes me want to eat it earlier in the trip so I don't have to carry it!! Broke this out on a recent trip and the guys I was with thought I was crazy... until we stopped for lunch and I shared it with them!! Easy to make, ready to go when lunch/rest break comes up. Soooo tastey!!
This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!
just add water