Balsamic Three-Bean Salad Recipe
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Balsamic Three-Bean Salad Recipe

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Here's my little girl's favorite salad. She eats it just about as fast as I can make it. Make it ahead so the flavors have plenty of time to get to know each other. —Stacey Feather, Jay, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, torn

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 190 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Fill a Dutch oven three-fourths full with water; bring to a boil. Add green beans; cook, uncovered, 3-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk vinaigrette, sugar, garlic and salt until sugar is dissolved. Add canned beans and green beans; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours. Stir in basil just before serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Balsamic Three-Bean Salad in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014

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notsae User ID: 6982712 241654
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"My husband loves this. This way I can control the sugar. I used frozen green beans, pinto beans instead of kidney beans , a little less salt."

CHEFOFTHEFUTURE User ID: 8203061 225063
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015 Edited Apr. 26, 2015

"Hmmmmmm I love beans, this is going to be a great salad, can't wait to make it... Will make this for myself and for next Office Pot Luck. Will go great with hot wings. OMG.....Ok didn't wait for Pot Luck at work, Making this now, couldn't wait....I did everything same as recipe, didn't have didn't have kidney beans or cannellini beans, so I used pinto and garbanzo....I saluted green beans with garlic and seasoning together, then cool and mixed all together with vinaigrette. I also added chopped onions and piece of jalapeno pepper, topped with cilantro, didn't have bay have my own style of cooking...I am a chef.... YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.....Thanks Stacey for taking me to beans recipes for my daughter.....She Shure can put some food away. This is one I think she will like with my Escovitch fish with rice...."

Jeannemarie65 User ID: 7609336 225050
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"Crisp clean flavors."

mamamo123 User ID: 3803043 225039
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"This was my daughter's favorite salad when she was a child. The only difference is that I make my own balsamic vinaigrette using a basic vinaigrette recipe and add less sugar."

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