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Classic Three Bean Salad

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes


5 Servings


Side Dish

About the Recipe

Simple ingredients come together in this Classic Three Bean Salad to make a simple summer side dish, perfect for BBQs and potlucks!


  • 1 can (15-ounce) kidney beans

  • 1 can (15-ounce) cannellini beans

  • 1 ½ cups frozen green beans (thawed)

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


Step 1

Rinse and drain the kidney beans and cannellini beans. Place the kidney beans, cannellini beans, and thawed green beans in a bowl.

Step 2

Slice the red onion, then soak the onion in a bowl of ice water for about five minutes before draining and finely dicing. Chop the parsley. Add the onion and parsley to the bowl with the beans.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and Dijon.

Step 4

Pour the dressing over the beans, onion, and parsley, then stir to combine.

Step 5

Transfer the bean salad to the refrigerator and let the beans marinate in the dressing for about 30 minutes before serving. Give the salad a good stir just before serving to redistribute the dressing.

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