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Three-Bean Salad for 3

We make this 3 bean salad all summer long! It's a delicious summer side dish for two. — Barbara Wiggins, Lexington, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, vinegar, oil and pepper; stir into bean mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 154 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • gremaux
    May 21, 2020


  • knollbrookcook
    Sep 15, 2019

    If you like a good bean salad then this is it. Very good, simple to make and it can be made a little while ahead(like the day before).

  • Joanne
    May 26, 2018

    I wanted it to taste like my mom's three bean salad without all the sugar and oil. This is very close to that taste. Instead of 2 tbsp sugar I used 1 tbsp light agave. Instead of 2 tablespoons vinegar I use one tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Everything else I did the same. Taste great!

  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 2, 2017

    A simple little side that goes a long way in Taste. I made mine up the day before I actually served it. I also cooked my own green beans and I switched out the Wax beans for Black Beans. And I made it a little healthier by losing the sugar and using Honey instead. I doubled up on the dressing ingredients. This will feed more then 3 if serving as a side dish.Very nice short and snappy little recipe.Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor

  • darays
    May 13, 2015

    Absolutely great in salads. I sometimes use corn or black beans in place of kidney beans - delicious!

  • americanahartman
    Jul 31, 2012

    Perfect Easy... the longer in the Fridge the better it tastes...

  • maryschinker
    Jun 2, 2012

    I lost mom's recipe for this bean salad and glad I check this site....this is the recipe. It's excellent, mom has been making it for years.

  • ERoot
    May 23, 2012

    Quite tasty!

  • lindipally
    Aug 1, 2010

    My entire family enjoyed this wonderful salad. Even my little son Peter asked for more. This ones a keeper!

  • ds927
    May 25, 2008

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