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Bob's Three Bean Salad Recipe

Bob's Three Bean Salad

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"This is a very simple recipe to make and it takes very little time or expense to put it together. You can substitute any bean you would like of add additional varieties to make a four or five bean salad. It's your food, make it the way you would like."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Combine red kidney beans, green beans, and garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Add onion, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, rice wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil; stir to coat. Season with salt. Marinate salad in refrigerator before serving, at least 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2012

This is exactly what I had hoped it would be. Perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2015

The balsamic gave the salad a mellower taste than I am used to with this recipe and I wouldn't say the difference was a positive one. Balsamic is pretty expensive and I feel I wasted the subtle flavor on a mediocre salad. Additionally, I think the measurements may be off; the beans were swimming in the marinade.

Sep 03, 2012

All I had to put in my bean salad was beans and onions, so this recipe was perfect. I used fresh cooked Italian Mixed Beans. Used Cider Vinegar and omitted other vinegars, forgot the garlic, and only used fresh dehydrated Oregano and Italian Parsley from my garden. I know it's dumb to review a recipe you fully changed, but I just needed this recipe as a base to let me know it was ok to make bean salad with no other veggies. So I combined the cider vinegar parts of other recipes with the simpleness of this one. Thanks, Bob!

May 26, 2014

This recipe is absolutely amazing. It is my absolute favorite bean salad recipe. It's delicious!!!! I would give it ten stars if i is most holy delicious!!!!!!

Dec 29, 2014

Love this salad! The balsamic vinegar makes it. Leftovers should be even better. Simple perfection!

Jul 16, 2013

Awesome! I can't wait to make it again. The marinade is really good. Everyone liked it.

Mar 18, 2015

Liked very much. Easy and with ingredients available in my pantry :). I did get creative and instead of the balsamic vinegar I used red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, red onion, black pepper, 2 stalks of celery and few cilantro stems. Delicioso!

Jun 14, 2014

I cut the recipe in half to feed four and substituted white beans for the garbanzo beans. I used plain white distilled vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar also increased the sugar by a small amount and added cracked ground pepper. Thanks for the great's delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 11.6 g
  • 47%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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