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Seriously Simple Three Bean Salad | A Couple Cooks

Seriously Simple Three Bean Salad


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 as a side

Description

This three bean salad is the most delicious, seriously simple salad to hit your plate. It’s a knock-out vegetarian and gluten-free side dish for summer barbecues, starring three beans, a zesty dressing, and a sprinkle of feta cheese.


Ingredients

For the salad

  • 15-ounce can garbanzo beans
  • 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 15-ounce can red kidney beans
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 large or 2 small stalks celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus additional for garnish
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese crumbles, plus additional for garnish
  • Black pepper

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the beans.
  2. Thinly slice the celery and scallions. Finely chop the chives.
  3. Whisk together the cider vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup, tomato paste, and salt. Then gradually whisk in the olive oil about 1 tablespoon at a time, until emulsified and creamy.
  4. In a large serving dish, mix together the beans, celery, scallions, chives, dressing, feta crumbles, and fresh ground black pepper. If desired, top with additional feta crumbles and chopped chives as a garnish. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. It tastes even better 1 to 2 days later, so it’s great for making in advance!