Quick Three-Bean Salad Recipe
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Quick Three-Bean Salad Recipe

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This traditional three-bean salad, submitted by Amy Short of Lesage, West Virginia, bursts with the flavor of savory. Honey gives a pleasant sweetness to the vinaigrette that coats the blend of green beans, kidney beans and lima beans. It's perfect for picnics.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh savory or 2 teaspoons dried savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, honey, savory and salt until blended. Add the beans, onion and green pepper; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Three-Bean Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p59

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Hawker21 User ID: 1593347 80046
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"Used the base of the recipe. Didn't have savory, but added thyme, red onion, black pepper, garlic powder, and red cayenne pepper cuz I love heat. Oh, and cukes & tomatoes! The dressing was a great base."

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