Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad – so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans

Three Bean Salad - so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake

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Easy Side Dish for a Crowd

This Three Bean Salad is the perfect quick side dish for your 4th of July celebration next week. This salad is super easy to make and it tastes fantastic! You can even make this a few days in advance. I love easy make ahead holiday recipes!!

Three Bean Salad - so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake

How to Make 3 Bean Salad

I used a mixture of canned green beans, yellow wax beans and light red kidney beans in this Three Bean Salad. If you don’t like one of those beans, feel free to swap it out with your favorite canned bean. I sometimes use garbanzo beans in this salad. For the onion in this recipe, I used a sweet Vidalia onion. It goes perfectly in this salad!! Sweet & tangy in every bite.

Three Bean Salad - so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake

Is Three Bean Salad Served Hot or Cold?

This side dish needs to be made at least a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I serve this straight from the refrigerator. It is also good at room temperature. I made a batch last weekend, and we ate it with lunch during the week. We loved it! It is really yummy. This is definitely going on the menu for our 4th of July cookout.

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Three Bean Salad

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Three Bean Salad – so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-oz) can green beans, drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can yellow wax beans, drained
  • 1 (15-oz) light red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 medium Vidalia Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup cider vinegar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  • Combine beans, onion, and bell pepper together in a serving bowl; set aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves; pour over bean mixture. Toss to combine.
  • Refrigerate at least 12 hours. Stir before serving.

Notes:

Can use any combination of canned beans you prefer – kidney beans, pinto beans, white beans, green beans, wax beans, black beans – anything goes!

Steph

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Three Bean Salad - so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake
Three Bean Salad - so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake
Three Bean Salad - so quick and delicious!! Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Kidney Beans, Vidalia Onion, Green Bell Pepper tossed in sugar, cider vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Make in advance in refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for potlucks and cookouts! #salad #sidedish #beans #nobake

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  1. STEPH,
    I just love your 3 bean salad & in 62 yrs I have tasted many variations, but yours is by far the best there is, @ least in my house. The greatest thing is, it lasts quite awhile, in the refrigerator, due to the vinegar, which makes it perfect for me. I even mix it with a regular green salad & don't need extra salad dressing. Thank for sharing. Lise

  2. Hi Steph,

    I think we've been missing the boat because I've never seen three bean salad with chopped onions and green peppers — and I think that's super needed for the flavor! Love a quick potluck side dish!

    Carissa Nelson | Spoonful of Easy

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