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Classic 3 Bean Salad

Classic Three Bean Salad is a favorite at gatherings. An easy recipe that can be made in advance and chilled. Just give a quick stir before serving.


  • 1 can Cut Green Beans
  • 1 can Cut Wax Beans
  • 1 can Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 small Purple Onion, chopped (any onion will work)
  • 1 c Celery, finely diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 4 oz jar Diced Pimentos, drained (optional)
  • 1/3 c Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, according to taste

Drain and rinse the beans and pimentos well.

In a mixing bowl, combine beans, onion, celery, bell pepper (if using) and pimentos and set aside.

In another bowl mix dressing together – vegetable oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk well. Keep whisking. It takes a couple of minutes for the dressing to mix well with the sugar.
Add dressing to bean mixture and stir to combine everything together.
Refrigerate at least two hours prior to serving.
Alternate Recipe Tip: To change things up, I will sometimes use a Zesty Italian Dressing rather than make the dressing for this salad. It’s a different taste and equally delicious.

See it at:
Weekend Potluck


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    Veronica Gliatti
    June 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Definately trying this! Everythign you post that I have tried is scrumptious! Thank you Julia so much!

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