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Large white bowl filled with vegetarian three bean salad.
4.87 from 30 votes

Easy Three Bean Salad Recipe

Less than 15 minutes to toss together and dressed in a light vinaigrette, this delicious three bean salad is the perfect summer potluck or barbeque side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 243kcal


  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans - drained and rinsed
  • ½ medium red onion - peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery - chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley - chopped

For the Vinaigrette


  • Mix together the salad ingredients - In a large mixing bowl, first mix together the red onion, celery, and parsley. Add the beans (garbanzo, cannellini, kidney) and gently toss to combine.
  • Prepare the vinaigrette - In a separate, smaller bowl or mason jar, whisk together the vinegars, sugar, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Combine - Drizzle the beans with the prepared vinaigrette and toss well to coat.
    Optional- allow the vinaigrette-soaked beans to chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so to allow them to absorb the flavor.


  • Feel free to use your favorite canned beans to make this recipe including green beans, wax beans, or black beans.
  • If you're sensitive to the spiciness of red onion, soak your chopped onion in a bowl of cool water for a few minutes to take the edge off. Just be sure to drain the water before adding to the salad.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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