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Vegetarian Three Bean Salad Recipe

Updated on November 13, 2012
5 stars from 1 rating of 3 bean salad

I was craving for a bean salad and I came across this healthy version that was really simple to make and yet very tasty. This makes a great potluck dish or a healthier lunch alternative. You can prepare this salad in advance and deep freeze them in the serving sizes.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4 people 1 cup salad each


  1. Finely dice up the red onion and celery. Mince up the garlic. Drain and wash the beans.
  2. Combine all the beans, onion and celery in a big bowl and stir.
  3. To prepare the vinaigrette, combine the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, oregano in a bowl and whisk them together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour vinaigrette into the large bowl containing the bean mixture and stir through. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Let the salad sit for at least an hour before serving. (This is to let the salad marinate and absorb all the wonderful flavors)


  • 1 can Kidney Beans, Drained & washed
  • 1 can Chick Peas, Drained & washed
  • 1 can Cannellini Beans, Drained & washed
  • 2 sticks Celery, diced
  • 1 medium Red Onion, diced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red-wine/white-wine/balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 350
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Carbohydrates 47 g16%
Protein 16 g32%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

This 3-bean salad is packed with nutrients and protein. Easy to make, looks very pretty with all the colors and a great dish to make for a potluck party. Hope you've enjoyed this simple vegetarian recipe, till the next one!


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      Frankly My Dear 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Hi. I've been meaning to get back here and let you know that I made this as a side dish on Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit. Thanks again for posting it!

    • dcaz profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Singapore

      @Frankly My Dear thanks for your comment. oh yes! Let me update that step in the recipe. Hope this recipe turns out great for you :)

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      Frankly My Dear 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Awesome recipe. I can't wait to try it. As someone who uses canned beans for several recipes, can I suggest that you add "drain and wash the beans" to your instructions? Thanks again for posting this recipe!


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