Easy and delicious classic Three Bean Salad. It’s made with chickpeas, red kidney beans, cannellini beans, cucumber, celery, a few simple spices, and a delicious oil free sweet and tangy dressing.
Remember old fashioned three bean salad? Who doesn’t? It’s pretty much a requirement at any summer picnic or church potluck.
It’s a great dish because it’s quick, simple to make, and loaded with nutrients. And, you probably already have most, if not all of the ingredients, just sitting in your pantry and fridge.
You really should put this Three Bean Salad on your shortlist of things to make this summer for family dishes. It’s oil-free, loaded with protein and fiber, low-fat, and delicious. Fresh and clean, baby.
Let’s make it!
How To Make Three Bean Salad
This recipe is so easy, requires only a few ingredients, and is absolutely delicious.
Start by dicing your celery and red onion. Then, toss them into a large mixing bowl. Deseed the cucumber, first, by cutting in half lengthways. Next, scoop out the soft seeds by running a teaspoon over the seeds. But, DON’T DIG INTO THE CUCUMBER! You want to leave the “meaty” part of the cucumber. Now, simply cut in half lengthways again and dice. Toss it into the bowl with the onion and celery.
Finely chop the parsley and toss it into the bowl. Drain and rinse the beans, add them to bowl, and mix everything together.
Now, make the three bean salad dressing. Add the red wine vinegar, maple syrup, water, and dried oregano to a small bowl and whisk together. Taste and season with salt pepper as desired.
Finally, pour the dressing over the salad and mix everything together. Place it in the fridge and let it chill for at least a couple of hours. You want to give the dressing time to soak into the beans and the allow flavors to come together. It brings this thing to life and the taste is pure electric.
When you’re ready to serve, remove the bean salad from the fridge and allow it to “almost” reach room temperature. But, if you can’t wait, enjoy it cold.
Is 3-Bean Salad Healthy?
Yes, this is a healthy three bean salad recipe if there ever was one. First, it’s oil-free so no unnecessary fat. And, once you make this you will soon see you don’t need it.
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You need beans in your diet. They provide tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And, they’re loaded with protein.
Also, beans have little to no fat and are cholesterol-free. And, beans actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels instead of causing them to increase.
So, enjoy your summer without feeling greasy on the inside. You will love this classic Three Bean Salad recipe because it’s…
- Super simple to make
- Sweet & tangy
- Protein & fiber-rich
- Clean & fresh
This is three bean salad is great all by itself, but feel free to get creative. You can serve it on top of some mixed greens, use it to make a cold noodles dish, or even make a wrap.
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