Bean Salad Recipes

This salad is great at fish frys. We cannot eat seafood without this.



Drain beans. Add eggs, pickles, pimento. Add mayo to consistency you desire. Easy to alter if you like more pickles or more eggs.

Servings: 6
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
5 for eggs Minutes Cooking Time

Source: This recipe came from my mother who is in heaven right now.

By Peggy McBEe from Jesup, GA

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One of my mom's favorite recipes.

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May 28, 2004

This is a nice anytime salad. Easy to prepare the day before a gathering.

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July 15, 2008

Mix all the ingredients together. Cool it in refrigerator. You can use it at any time.

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Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Let set in covered bowl several hours or overnight. Drain and serve.

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Bean salads are great for summer gatherings.

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Great tangy sauce that goes over these beans and veggies!

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My step-mother really likes this salad! Great if you like different varieties of beans.

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My mother has always loved bean salad. Not one of my personal faves, but definitely one of hers.

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Drain all the beans well and mix together. Then stir in the onion, celery and pepper. Stir in dressing. Let stand several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

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This is one that my mom really likes. I'm honestly not real big on it because I don't care much for beans, unless they are baked or green! :) However, I do know many people do like this recipe and I hope you will, too.

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Drain all canned ingredients. Add part of vegetable liquid to salad dressing. Let stand overnight.

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Mix dressing ingredients and set aside. Drain all canned vegetables, mix with fresh vegetables. Put into a large, covered container and pour dressing on top. Refrigerate overnight before serving. Keeps well for 2 weeks.

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This is a great salad that is high in fiber and is easy to make.

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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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May 15, 2006

I am looking for a 3 Bean Italian salad, I had it while in the hospital and it tasted fantastic. I know hospital food usually doesn't taste good, but this was! I know it had white beans (navy or great northern) and pimentos and a great dressing, the rest I don't remember. Anyone have a real good one?

AJ from Springfield, MO


By Yvonne (Guest Post)
May 16, 20060 found this helpful

I've bought a bean salad similar to what you describe at the Sam's Club in Springfield MO. It might be the one you are looking for. It comes in a large jar (almost a gallon) but will keep a long time in the refrigerator.

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By Colleen (Guest Post)
May 17, 20060 found this helpful

I make a great bean salad, you can use almost any kind of beans.
3 or 4 cans of different kind of beans
1/2 cup finely chopped onion & celery
1/2 cup cider vinager
1/2 suger or splenda
1/2 oil

Rince & drain beans
add oinion & celery
mix sugar & liquids & pour over. Let sit in fridge for a few hours.

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By Willem (Guest Post)
May 22, 20060 found this helpful

South African Recipe

1 large onion
1 greenpepper
2 tins (410 g) butterbeans
2 tins (410 g) cut greenbeans
2 tins (410 g) baked beans


250 ml vinegar
200 ml salad oil
100 g (125 ml) white sugar
37,5 ml dried basil

Peel and grate onion. Halve greenpepper, remove pips and cut up. Drain butterbeans and cut greenbeans.
Mix together lightly the onion, greenpepper, butterbeans, cut greenbeans and baked beans.
Mix together the vinegar, salad oil, white sugar and basil. Add the bean mix to this mixture. Dish into glass jars and keep refrigerated.

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I have a large jar of bean salad which was bought at Costco. I'm not practically fond of it (my husband bought it), but if anyone has any ideas on how to dress it up, please share. Thank you.

By sooz

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December 2, 2016

Assorted beans and pasta make a delicious main dish salad. This page contains a 3 bean pasta salad recipe.

3 bean pasta salad

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