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White Fence Farm Kidney Bean Salad: Copy Cat Recipe (Vegetarian, Vegan Option)

This creamy kidney bean salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, healthy beans, and dressed in a sweet and tangy dressing!  It’s my attempt at recreating White Fence Farm’s kidney bean salad recipe, which is incredibly delicious.  I also attempted a White Fence Farm Copycat Coleslaw Recipe and their amazing White Fence Farm Pickled Beets too!

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If you are a lover of kidney bean salad, this will be your new go-to recipe!  It’s adapted from one of my family’s favorite restaurants: White Fence Farm in Romeoville, IL.  I have so many memories of going there as a child.  And every time I go back to Chicago now I make sure to save some room for a big meal there (which is especially easy since my husband is a WFF convert as well).
Note: This isn’t White Fence Farm’s official recipe, its just my adaptation!

This Creamy Kidney Bean Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Satisfying
  • Crunchy
  • A Crowd Pleaser
  • Vegetarian and High Protein

White Fence Farm is known for their fried chicken, but a major draw is their unlimited “relishes” which come out before the meal.  They made delicious fried corn fritters, coleslaw, pickled beets, cottage cheese, and kidney bean salad.  Just to note: the following recipe is my adaptation, it did not come from the restaurant.  But I would 100% recommend a trip to White Fence Farm if you are in the Chicago area!  It’s a real gem.

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Since my husband and I now live hundreds of miles from White Fence Farm, this recipe is perfect copy to make when I have a craving for their kidney beans.  Its creamy but also surprisingly light with all the fresh chopped vegetables.  I like to use dark red kidney beans, but you could use light or a combination of both. I always like making this dish when we have company… and believe me, it goes quickly!

What’s In This White Fence Farm Bean Salad Recipe?


This is a perfect side dish to bring to a picnic or BBQ, and comes together pretty quickly.  You do need to refrigerate for a few hours before serving so make sure to plan to make this recipe the a day before for perfection.

My dad makes an amazing version of this recipe, so this is his adaptation of the salad he makes.  We’ve made this during a few different BBQs and parties, and it gets rave reviews from our guests!

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I also attempted a White Fence Farm copycat Coleslaw Recipe and their amazing White Fence Farm Pickled Beets – and we think they turned out pretty darn great, like the original!

Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Creamy Kidney Bean Salad Recipe:

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a very discounted price, and purchase right from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love the seasonal variety.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

As always, if you make this creamy kidney bean salad be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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White Fence Farm Kidney Bean Salad: Copy Cat Recipe (Vegetarian, Vegan Option)

A copy cat recipe of White Fence Farm's Kidney Bean Salad - This Creamy and Tasty side dish is perfect for any gathering or party! This high protein vegetarian salad recipe is a great BBQ crowd pleaser side dish, and a great piece of Chicago culinary history.
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Course Copy Cat Recipes, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Salad
Servings 8



  • Drain and rinse kidney beans. Put them in a very large mixing bowl.
  • Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and stir to combine. Add the mayonnaise, relish, onion powder, seasoning salt, black pepper, and Red Pepper Flakes. Stir all ingredients together, and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Cover bowl, and refrigerate 4 hours before serving, or preferably overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container. Leftovers will keep for 3-4 days.


If you ever are in the Chicagoland area... you HAVE to go to White Fence Farm, its a dining experience.  While my recipe is pretty tasty, there is no substitute for the original!
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