Easy 3 Bean Salad

March 24, 2022

This Classic Easy 3 Bean Salad is a cinch to put together in about 10 minutes. There is no cooking required! Pack it for potlucks, bring it to family gatherings, or offer it on the buffet at your next cookout. This versatile classic salad is always a huge crowd-pleaser!

This Easy 3 Bean Salad has been around for years. Most of us remember our grandparents or parents making it over the years. There are different variations, and I love all of them. This recipe is good served cold, warm, or hot. You can also use fresh or frozen organic green or wax beans in the recipe.

 

Easy 3 bean saladI took the easy way out for this recipe and used organic canned beans. It just makes it super simple. Be sure to drain and rinse the canned beans thoroughly, or it makes the dressing cloudy. If you are using fresh beans, you will want to add a few minutes until the beans are soft but still have a firm bite. Make the kidney beans and garbanzo beans separately for the best results.

 

My Grandmother’s Variation:

Garbonzo beans, green beans, dark red kidney beans, purple onion, celery, red wine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

 

My Mother’s Version

Green beans, wax beans, Dark red kidney beans, apple cider vinegar, chopped parsley, vegetable oil, sugar, Kosher salt, black pepper.

 

 

Easy 3 bean salad

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THE EASY 3 BEAN SALAD

  • Sharp kitchen knife – To chop the onion and slice the celery.

  • Cutting board – To chop and slice the veggies.

  • Can opener – To open canned beans.

  • Colander – To drain the canned beans.

  • Large Bowl– To place all ingredients. Use a non-reactive bowl.

  • Small bowl -To mix dressing for the salad.

  • Whisk – To whisk salad dressing.

 

 

EASY 3 BEAN SALAD RECIPE

 

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THE EASY 3 BEAN SALAD

  • 1 -1 5- ounce can dark kidney beans, organic

  • 1 – 14.5 – once can cut green beans, organic

  • 1 – 14.5- ounce can Garbonzo beans, organic

  • One  small Vidalia onion, chopped

  • One rib of celery, thinly sliced

SALAD DRESSING

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • Three tablespoons sugar ( optional)

  • Kosher salt, to own taste

  • Black pepper, to own taste

 

 

EASY 3 BEAN SALAD

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASY 3 BEAN SALAD

  1. Drain and rinse all the canned beans and place them in a large glass bowl. 

  2. Add the chopped Vidalia onion and sliced celery.

  3. Combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over the beans and place the salad in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

 

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Easy 3 bean salad

Easy 3 Bean Salad

hmccallum
This Classic Easy 3 Bean Salad is a cinch to put together in about 10 minutes. There is no cooking required! Pack it for potlucks, bring it to family gatherings, or offer it on the buffet at your next cookout.
4.96 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People
Calories 99 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Sharp kitchen knife To chop the onion and slice the celery.
  • 1 Cutting Board To chop and slice the veggies.
  • 1 can opener To open canned beans.
  • 1 Colander To drain the canned beans.
  • 1 Large Bowl To place all ingredients. Use a non-reactive bowl.
  • 1 Small bowl To mix dressing for the salad.
  • 1 Whisk To whisk salad dressing.

Ingredients
  

  • 1-15- ounce can dark kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1-14.5- ounce can cut green beans drained and rinsed
  • 1-14.5 ounce can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 small Vidalia  onion chopped
  • 1 rib celery sliced
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil + more if needed
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar optional
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Drain and rinse all the canned beans and place them in a large glass bowl. 
  • Add the chopped Vidalia onion and sliced celery.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over the beans and place the salad in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0mg
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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Ramona
    April 4, 2022 at 8:21 am

    This easy three bean salad was delicious, and I can’t wait to make it again! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2022 at 8:26 am

      Thank you, Ramona! Have a great day!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    April 2, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    I made this salad without the sugar and it turned out fabulous! I’ve been eating it for the past few days and I swear it tastes better with each day that passes. I will no doubt be bringing this to cookouts this summer to share with family and friends. I’m sure they will all love it too!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2022 at 8:26 am

      Thanks so much! I appreciate the feedback, Jessica

  • Reply
    Veronika Sykorova
    April 1, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Made these last night and it was a nice hearty addition to our dinner. The dressing was really tasty! Beans are always my favorite side because they have so much protein and nutrients.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2022 at 8:27 am

      Thanks, Veronica! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Marie
    April 1, 2022 at 11:35 am

    This bean salad is so easy and delicious. Loved it for lunch, but I think it’s also perfect for picnics, potlucks, and everything in between!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2022 at 8:27 am

      That’s awesome to hear, Marie!

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