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Classic 3 Bean Salad

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In this post I am sharing how to make a Classic 3 Bean Salad.

Classic Three Bean Salad is a favorite at gatherings.

The three bean salad is an easy recipe that can be made in advanced and chilled. Just give a quick stir before serving.

Ingredients

  • 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

Old Fashioned Three Bean Salad

Classic 3 Bean Salad Recipe

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 Suggestion: 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.

How long will three bean salad last? Three bean salad can be made ahead of time and will last up to five days properly covered and refrigerated. 

Do you have to cook the canned beans first? You do not have to cook the canned beans. Just give them a rinse and drain well before adding them to your salad. 

 

Marinated Three Bean Salad

three bean salad

See it at:
Weekend Potluck

Easy Three Bean Salad Recipe

Classic 3 Bean Salad

Classic 3 Bean Salad
Classic old fashioned three bean salad is an easy recipe using a variety of canned beans that are lightly dressed then marinated. It is a classic for gatherings and potlucks.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Drain the beans of the canned juices and rinse then drain well.

Drain and rinse the diced pimentos.

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 to combine.

Keep whisking. It takes a couple of minutes for the dressing to mix well with the sugar.

Add the dressing mixture to the bean mixture and stir to combine everything together.

Refrigerate at least two hours prior to serving.

 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 75mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g Protein: 2g
Classic Three Bean Salad

 

 

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2 Comments

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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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