Many Beans Salad

a five-bean blend with edamame, corn, shallots & sweet peppers in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette

Craving fresh flavor on the trail?  Our protein-packed Many Beans Salad features whole red beans, garbanzo beans, black beans and edamame, mixed with cut green beans, sweet bell peppers, white onion strips, shallots, celery and fire-roasted sweet corn — all tossed in a sweet tangy dressing!

Enjoy this full-flavored salad as a hearty make-ahead lunch or a share-able side salad with dinner. Either way, the bright, fresh flavors work perfectly to brighten a dusty palate after a long day on the trail!

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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!

Remove

condiment packet and natural desiccant.

Add

1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

Press

air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

Steep

for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

 

Stir

in all dressing packets.

STEEP-COOK
an additional 30 minutes.

ENJOY!

your Many Beans Salad!

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

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

Special Notes:

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

Press Articles

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

What is Gluten Conscious?
 
Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
 

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.

Reviews (7)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

8 ounces

Temperature

cool water

Cook time

90 minutes

Serving

12 ounces

  • About
  • 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!

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

    Steep

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes.

    ENJOY!

    your Many Beans Salad!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    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

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
     

    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.

    Reviews (7)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 ounces

  • Instructions
  • 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!

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

    Steep

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes.

    ENJOY!

    your Many Beans Salad!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    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

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
     

    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.

    Reviews (7)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • 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!

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

    Steep

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes.

    ENJOY!

    your Many Beans Salad!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    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

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
     

    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.

    Reviews (7)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 ounces

  • Reviews (7)
  • 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!

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

    Steep

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes.

    ENJOY!

    your Many Beans Salad!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    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

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
     

    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.

    Reviews (7)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 ounces

  • Press
  • 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!

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

    Steep

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes.

    ENJOY!

    your Many Beans Salad!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    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

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
     

    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.

    Reviews (7)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 ounces

  • FAQS
  • 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!

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and lay flat.

    Steep

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 10 minutes if using hot water) Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes.

    ENJOY!

    your Many Beans Salad!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    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

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why does the Many Beans Salad require 90 minutes for rehydration?
     

    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.

    Reviews (7)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This salad is so good, I buy extra so I can eat it at home, too!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This meal is absolutely fabulous! This rehydrated to be as fresh as something I might have just bought at my local deli and what flavor. The fact that I don't have to cook and the meal is ready when I get my destination - awesome!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I ordered this for a week long section hike on the AT. I was skeptical about how satisfying this would be on the trail. I divided the single serving into two before I left for the trail, I can't eat more than 8 ounces for lunch. I prepared this in my 8 oz screw top nalgene in the morning, and by lunch, I had a wonderful, tasty, light, energy providing meal. I loved it and will bring it on every trip. I dehydrate most of my food, but veggies always rehydrate "hard". Freeze dried is the way to go, and Packitgourmet is the queen of backpacking meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My buddy and I made this on a recent AT section hike. We stopped for water mid-morning and started it soaking... it was ready for a lunch and really hit the spot. It was the first time we had eaten any meals from Packit Gourmet and we agreed it would not be the last.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    8 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 ounces