Grandma's Three Bean Salad

4 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

This was my grandma's recipe for bean salad-- one of my favorites, especially in the summer time.


2 cans green beans; low sodium if possible, drained and rinsed
2 cans wax beans; low sodium if possible, drained and rinsed
1 can red kidney beans; low sodium if possible, drained and well rinsed
1 can garbanzo beans; low sodium if possible, drained and rinsed
1 small diced
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup cider vinegar; make sure to use the real thing
1/3 cup salad oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



1. Combine all non-bean ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to combine until sugar is dissolved.

2. Pour over beans in a large tupperware container with a tight seal.

3. Refrigerate at least 2 days to allow beans to take up the flavor. Rotate the container upside down if possible to increase marination efficiency.


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I made this for a 4th of July picnic. It was awesome. Don't change a thing and make it 2 days ahead for the best taste.
kathymains 2y ago

If you're looking for a classic three bean salad recipe this is it. I used steamed frozen green and yellow beans for a little more flavor and a little less sodium. However, the dressing is spot-on!
murraysmum 2y ago

So yummy! Just the right amount of vinegar/oil. Love it!
Hm2hrt 3y ago

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Nlp9 5y ago

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