Three bean salad recipe is made with kidney, garbanzo and cannellini beans tossed in a light dressing for a delicious side dish or lunch when served on a bed of lettuce.
Three Bean Salad Recipe
This bean salad is one of my favorite side dishes that I made to serve with our Christmas dinner.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s very easy to put together too!
If beans are staples in your pantry then you probably have all the ingredients to make this right now.
Easy Three Bean Salad Recipe
This salad is simple to make. Basically open three cans of beans, dice some onion and mix up a light oil based dressing.
Although you might think that this is a good last minute dish to bring to your family gathering be sure to make this in advance.
For the tastiest flavors to develop, you’ll want to let this sit overnight.
The extra marinating time gives the dressing time to mingle and work its magic.
Bean Salad is Often Served During The Summer Months
This salad is definitely not a traditional dish to prepare during the holidays.
Bean salad is usually saved for the summer months for picnics and potlucks, although it’s silly to limit this dish to only the summer months.
If you have a vegetarian in your family like we do, this is a tasty alternative to a main meat dish.
Our daughter Ashley was just as full as we were with the prime rib Alan made.
We were all full for hours!
Can Green Beans be Added?
I’m not a fan of canned green beans. The texture doesn’t sit well with me, so I didn’t use them in this dish.
But your tastebuds are different, so substitute one of the cans of white beans for green if you prefer.
Nutritious Bean Salad Recipe
This three bean salad is nice and nutritious and just the right dish to help you get back on track after enjoying one too many cookies over the holidays!
One cup gives you about 12 grams of fiber and protein each, plus it’s low in calories (under 250).
What Should I Serve Bean Salad With?
I served leftovers over a bed of lettuce for a delicious light lunch!
If you are looking for a heartier meal then serve as a side dish with oven cooked barbecue brisket or Keto fried chicken.
Another favorite is a slow cooked Mississippi pot roast.
Three Bean Salad Recipe
This bean salad is tossed with a light dressing. Simple and flavorful three bean salad. Enjoy as a main meal or serve as a side dish.
- 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15 ounce garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15 ounce cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4-12 cup red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 12gSugar: 11gProtein: 15g
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Recipe credit: Simply Recipes
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Ohh this looks great. My mom loves bean salad, I got to make this for her the next I visit!
Love this bean salad all the flavors, mmm!!! All the flavors, all the crunch – what a perfect meal!!
You have to know how much I love bean salad!! This recipe here has made me so happy!! I can only describe it as THE BEST! Thank you!
Bean salads are a favorite of mine. This one is perfect with so many meals, love it with steak or grilled chicken!
Still one of my favorite bean salads! Can’t count how many times I’ve made it! Simple, delicious and healthy- whats not to love!
These will be fantastic for a summer BBQ! I love all beans and this one sounds so delicious!
Dan from Platter Talk
I’m trying to incorporate more beans and legumes into my diet as I truly enjoy eating them and I’m also trying to eat more healthy. Your beautiful bean salad is just the ticket and with perfect timing to boot! Thanks for sharing this one.
Erica (@Erica's Recipes)
What a lovely salad. I love bean salads, and I am not a huge green bean fan either. This recipe would also be great adding black eyed peas for New Year’s prosperity!
I wish I was at your house over Christmas, this bean salad looks amazing.
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I’m a real fan of beans, we eat them often. Your three bean salad would make me happy.
Beans are so good for you. Love that you made a salad filled with these delicious beans.
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Bean Salad is one of my favorites! I love the ingredients you used for this one. Delicious!
Thank you, Sheena! It’s simple and tasty!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
I just love tasty bean salads, but you are right- they are usually served as a summer side dish! Why is that?? I think bean salads should be a year round thing. 😉
I know, right? I don’t know why we get sucked into seasonal recipes!
Loving this quick and easy pantry side dish. I am hoping you had a super holiday season and wishing you a safe, happy and delicious 2016.
Happy New Year to you as well, Bobbi! Can’t wait to see what is on your menu 🙂