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old fashioned three bean salad made with canned beans in white serving dish with handwritten recipe card next to it
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Easy Three Bean Salad

A classic recipe for old fashioned Three Bean Salad that combines canned green beans, wax beans and kidney beans with a tangy homemade dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 bean salad recipe, easy three bean salad, old fashioned three bean salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 107kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 15-oz can green beans
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15-oz can wax beans
  • 1/2 cup yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Empty the beans into a colander, rinse well, and pour into large mixing bowl
  • Add the chopped peppers, onions and celery
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the vinegar, olive oil, sugar and sea salt, and whisk together until well blended
  • Pour the dressing over the bean mixture, stir well, and refrigerate until ready to serve



Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg