Making a Three Bean Salad

I am just looking for a good old fashioned recipe for a three bean salad.

By Jackie

July 18, 20110 found this helpful

This is my mother's recipe; she got it from one of her friends about 1950. Does that qualify as "old-fashioned"?

1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained well)

1 can garbonza beans (rinsed and drained well)

1 can green beans (drained well)

1 can yellow/wax beans (drained well)

1 red or yellow pepper, seeded and sliced

Few thin slices of onion

Cover with:

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup oil

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (more or less to taste)

Pepper to taste

Mix and allow salad to marinate overnight in refrigerator. (Any combination of beans is good; depends on what you like.)


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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

Here is the one I use all the time. got it from "Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers" cook book.

1 can green beans, drained

1 can dark red kidney beans, drain and rinse

1 can yellow wax beans, drained

1 onion cut in rings, and halved

1/4 tsp whole celery seed

Toss with dressing. Marinate several hours.


1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup veg oil *(I use half water)

3/4 cup sugar

bring to boil and pour over beans.

*NOTE: I find that cutting the oil in half does not effect the taste of salad, but saves on oil and calories.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

You can purchase 3-bean salad at the grocery store, much easier and it is delicious.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

My Mom use to make this back in the 1950's.

Three Bean Salad

1 can waxed yellow beans

1 can cut green beans

1 can kidney beans

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup salad oil

1/4 cup vinegar

3/4 cup sugar

Mix and place in refrigerator to marinate at least one hour before serving.

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