Three Bean Salad

I’ve been on a summer salad kick this month and this three bean salad recipe is next on my list to share with you! Granted, there isn’t anything revolutionary about a simple three bean salad, but sometimes it’s good to revisit those old classic recipes from our grandparents’ generation.

When I was a kid, I really wasn’t a fan of my grandma’s three bean salad, but I’ve grown to love the tangy flavor of the dressing in this recipe. Basically, I just love having quick, go-to recipes like this one for summer family cookouts and church potlucks.

You simply can’t go wrong with this tasty three bean salad!

Three Bean Salad Recipe

Three Bean Salad Recipe - This easy three bean salad is a tasty summer potluck classic that I love making over and over!

I’ve seen three bean salad recipes made so many ways, but for me, my favorite bean trinity is this colorful mix of red kidney beans, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and yummy green beans.

I even made a little video to show you how easy it is to whip up this summertime dish.

So easy, so tasty!

Three Bean Salad Recipe - This easy three bean salad is a tasty summer potluck classic that I love making over and over!

This is one of those recipes that you’ll often see in old church cookbooks. Those ladies knew what was up!

If you’re looking for more delicious summer salads check out my amazing broccoli salad recipe, this incredible sweet macaroni salad and my favorite sweet coleslaw recipe.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a quick dessert you have to try my pistachio fluff salad!

I’m a huge fan of this three bean salad recipe because it’s a great way to use up some of those pantry items before they go bad. I tend to keep a stockpile of canned vegetables, but, I’ve been guilty of not using them quickly enough. Even though canned vegetables have a long shelf life, I really try to use them within the first year that I purchased them.

This easy three bean salad is the perfect way to utilize those beans!

Three Bean Salad Recipe - This easy three bean salad is a tasty summer potluck classic that I love making over and over!

Three Bean Salad Recipe

A simple, delicious summer classic recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1-15 ounce can chickpeas beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can green beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup onion, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl stir together the chickpeas, kidney beans, green beans, onion and the garlic.
  2. In another small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the vinegar, olive oil, honey, dry mustard and the pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and stir until everything is coated.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  5. Gently stir before serving.

Three Bean Salad Recipe - This easy three bean salad is a tasty summer potluck classic that I love making over and over!