Amazing Three Bean Salad


We have tons of beans in our pantry. When kidney beans and green beans were $.39 a can I stocked up on several cases each. Now that we are trying to save some money and I needed an easy dish for a picnic I was really happy to have these beans on hand!

The nice thing about the salad is that it can be made a day ahead of time and it will taste even better having soaked up all the vinegar in this dish.

Verdict:

I am not a big fan of beans but will eat them. But, this salad? This is amazing. It has tons of flavor and adding celery, yellow pepper, and onion really amps up the dish to a new level.

There were several vegetarians at the picnic who were glad to have a dish that just about everyone could eat.

I highly suggest that you double or triple this recipe if you are taking it to a gathering.

  • Servings: ”8-10″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 oz) can green beans, drained
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 yellow (or red) pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1-2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup, vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar+ , as needed to taste
  • salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Drain and rinse garbanzo beans and kidney beans. Add them to a large bowl. Drain green beans and add to bowl. Add chopped onion, celery, and pepper to bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan mix oil, vinegar, and sugar. Heat over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Let cool before stirring into vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Best if left overnight.

Tip: If you are doubling or tripling the recipe do not double or triple the oil. Use 1 1/2 times the oil for a double batch or 2 times the oil in a triple batch. If vinegar is to strong add a bit of oil at a time until flavor is to your liking.

 

12 Comments Add yours

  1. syl65 says:

    I am a bean fan so this is right up my alley, thanks for sharing, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. I love the vinegar!

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      1. syl65 says:

        You very welcome!

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  2. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

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  3. beehumblewithme.wordpress.com - My Journey as a Housewife... says:

    This sounds really good and it’s the type of recipe that is have everything in my pantry to make it and it’s simple! Thank you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      You are welcome! Hope you like it!

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  4. Three bean salad used to come in a jar in the stores where I live and I loved it. Then I could only find it in a can and I wasn’t crazy about it anymore. I’m going to make this although the cheapest I’ve seen kidney beans in my area is about 59 cents a can so you’re lucky with that, lol.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! They sold them by the case in whatever month is canned foods month at our local grocery store. I stock up on beans, corn, carrots, and all my canned veggies for a year then.

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  5. This sounds really healthy with all of the beans, I pinned it and will try! Thanks

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I will tell you the longer it sits the better it tastes!

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      1. I love those kinds of foods that get better after sitting! yumm

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