Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad - the perfect healthy make-ahead side dish for your summer backyard barbecues or potlucks. A classic salad with garbanzo beans, kidney beans, cannellini beans and green beans tossed in a vibrant dressing. A wholesome summer side dish!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bean salad, healthy recipes, quick recipes, salad, side dish, summer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 8 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 167 kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo , drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium red onion , chopped
  • 1/3 cup (62 g) chopped green, red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium tomato , chopped
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 2 cups (250 g) green beans , sliced


  • 3 tablespoons (42 ml) olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) minced garlic
  • ½ tablespoon (7.5 g) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (25 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon (2 g) chopped parsley


  1. In a large bowl combine all salad ingredients: garbanzo, kidney beans, cannellini beans, onions, bell peppers, tomato, green onions.

  2. Place the green beans in a microwave save bowl and add about 1 to 2 cups of water. Microwave for about 2-3 minutes until beans is tender and crisp. Drain and add to the other bean mixture.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, minced garlic, mustard, lemon juice, sugar, salt, onion powder, and parsley. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and thoroughly mix to coat.

  4. Cover salad with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours before serving. 

Recipe Notes

  1. Chill salad in the refrigerator for several hours before serving, this will allow the beans to soak up the flavor of the dressing.

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.