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Three Bean Salad II Recipe
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Three Bean Salad II

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"This recipe is from the 1920's. It was my sister in law's great grandmother's. I have tried many, but keep coming back to this one. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!"

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Original recipe makes 4 to 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, mustard, water and vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the green beans, wax beans, kidney beans, onion and green pepper. Pour the cooled dressing over all and toss to coat. Best if marinated for at least an hour before serving. Yummy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2004

This recipe couldn't be easier and is delicious! The only suggestion I have is to make it the day before to let the flavors really develop. This is one salad that only gets better with a little time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2005

I took a chance and made this for a family meal, I even doubled it. Unfortunately, it wasn't well received. After tasting it, my 4 year old said, "do I have to eat the beans, I don't like them." Sorry, but this was definitely not what I was hoping for. I guess it just wasn't what the group was expecting either. I'll keep searching for more of a vinaigrette 3 bean salad. My mistake, I should have realized 1.25 cups sugar was going to be quite sweet.

Oct 03, 2005

I have always been scared of three bean salad- NO MORE! I make lunch for 40 people at work each week- this website is so valuable to me. Requested this week was three bean salad. This was EASY and really yummy! Never buy canned again!

May 05, 2004

This was excellent. Just the right amount of tang and sweet. I used Great Northern Beans instead of wax beans. My one year old loved it!

Mar 02, 2004

This is a very good basic 3-bean salad. I, too, cut the sauce in half and it wasjust fine. It does taste better after marinating overnight.

Jul 05, 2005

Excellent recipe that tastes better and better the longer it marinates. My husband and I both really enjoyed it.

Aug 29, 2002

If you want fast and tasty...this is it! I have made this over and over again and the kids love it!

Aug 29, 2002

excellent and fat free, too


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  • Calories
  • 443 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 100.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 1332 mg
  • 53%

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

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