Three Bean Salad Recipes, Hints & Videos

Three Bean Salad Recipes, Hints & Videos

A staple of picnics and barbecues, three bean salad is a combination of green, yellow wax, and kidney beans in an oil and vinegar dressing.

What isn't as widely known is that three bean salads are also healthy for you because they are full of vitamins and fiber. The green beans are high in vitamin K, A and C as well as many essential minerals such as manganese and potassium. Yellow wax beans are a pale variety of green beans and contain vitamins A and C as well as foliate. Kidney beans are a wonderful source of iron, magnesium and foliate. Add to that the relatively low calorie count of the dressing or marinade and you have a healthy salad. Also, this dish doesn't need constant refrigeration which makes it a perfectly portable dish.

There are as many recipes for Three Bean Salad as there are families who love it and at Recipe4Living, we've found some fun and delicious ways to make this perennial staple. And although this dish is traditionally made with green, wax and kidney beans, you can use other types as well. Make our Three Bean Salad for your next gathering and wait for the raves to come in.

Three Bean Salad Recipes

Three Bean Salad

With green, yellow wax, and kidney beans, this filling salad is also quite pretty.


2 C. green beans

2 C. yellow wax beans

2 C. kidney beans

1 medium onion, sliced thin

¼ C. chopped green pepper

2 Tbs. parsley leaves

1 tsp. celery seed


1 C. granulated sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. dry mustard

1 tsp. pepper

2 Tbs. vegetable oil

2/3 C. white vinegar


Toss together in large bowl and pour the following dressing over all. Heat together in saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Mix with beans and refrigerate until serving time. This will keep in refrigerator at least a week.

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