Did you ever find yourself in that dreaded situation where you’re going to a pot luck but didn’t have time…or worse…almost forgot that you need to bring something?
This super simple 3-Bean Salad will solve that problem forever. And it will be a big hit, too!
I remember growing up with a version of this salad, but I’ve updated it with fresh herbs and a home-made dressing.
Best yet…it’s ready in no time.
SUPER SIMPLE 3-BEAN SALAD
- fresh green beans
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin (on the mandoline if you have one)
- 2 celery stalks, sliced thin
- chopped parsley
- chopped basil
For the dressing: Mix together the following ingredients. I use 1/3 olive oil and 2/3 vinegar because I like it tangy. But you can adjust to your taste.
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- a teaspoon Grey Poupon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Trim green beans and cut into 2-3″ pieces. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until crisp tender. Quickly put in ice water to stop the cooking.
Rinse kidney and garbanzo beans in cold water.
Put all the beans in a bowl and add the sliced red onion and celery.
Add the chopped parsley and basil. Toss with the dressing and you’re ready to go.
If you’re not in a huge hurry, refrigerate overnight–it’s even better the next day.
And I’m so excited to welcome new readers from faraway countries–Albania and Yemen. For my new friends in Yemen I guess I should have done a salmon recipe to celebrate that movie! I will soon. Read all about my town at StuNews.
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Categories: Soups & Salads
Tags: 3 bean salad
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