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Three-Bean Salad for a Crowd

 Three-Bean Salad for a Crowd
Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota adds garlic to an old favorite and prefers a not-so-sweet dressing. "Since I freeze some of my homegrown green and wax beans, we can enjoy this salad year-round," she notes.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 pound fresh wax beans
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes


  • Cut green and wax beans into 1-1/4-in. pieces; place in a saucepan.
  • Cover with water and cook until crisp-tender. Drain; place in a
  • large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix gently. Cover and chill
  • for several hours before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 96 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.