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Seriously Simple Three Bean Salad | A Couple Cooks

Easy 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 1x

Description

This easy bean salad recipe is the most delicious, simple salad to hit your plate. It’s a knock-out vegetarian side dish that’s oh so versatile.


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Ingredients

For the salad

  • 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (or 1 1/2 cups chickpeas cooked in a pressure cooker)
  • 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 15-ounce can red kidney beans
  • 4 green onions (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. Thinly slice the green onions (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!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Bean Salad, Three Bean Salad, Side Dish, Healthy Side Dish, Beans, Bean Recipes, Vegetarian, Gluten Free