Three Bean Salad

Let me start by saying, I was never a Bean Salad person, but really wanted to be. I’d tried a few different recipes, and never loved them. When my favorite Aunt put a bowl of this in front of me, I was very skeptical. But, SERIOUSLY, this three bean salad is so delicious. I make a double batch almost every week, and my family loves it. It’s quick and easy, and would be the perfect side to take along to a picnic or BBQ. Check it out, and let us know what you think!


Three Bean Salad
This delicious and easy three bean salad is the perfect take along side dish!
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Prep Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
  1. 15oz can cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 15oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  3. 15oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  4. 1/2 red onion - finely chopped (I like to soak the chopped onion in cold water for 10 minutes first to remove the bite)
  5. 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  6. 1 cup fresh, chopped parsley
  7. 1 bunch chopped cilantro
For the Dressing
  1. 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 11/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients, and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the beans, onion, parsley, cilantro and celery.
  3. Add dressing to bean mixture, and toss to coat.
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Melissa McMahon
Melissa is originally from a small town in Massachusetts, but so happy to be making her home in Pittsburgh with her husband and best friend, Brian. Their family includes a cranky old cat, a lovable hound dog, and two wild and sweet daughters, Everly and Alison. Melissa began her career as an English major, but through some twists and turns, ended up right where she was supposed to be as a cardiac nurse. She loved nursing, but decided to switch things up again and become a stay at home Mom to her two awesome girls. She spends her days pretending to eat fake food, cleaning up the same messes she cleaned up the day before, and giving lots of hugs and kisses. It’s the best. Melissa is so excited to be writing again, and can’t wait to connect with and learn from the Pittsburgh Moms Blog community!