Asian-Style Three Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 19 mins

By Ellie Krieger, as featured in her book "The Food You Crave" and also in Fitness Magazine. Three-bean salad gets an exciting Asian twist, made with a trio of legumes all commonly used in the Far East: green beans, edamame and black beans. The dressing is sweet and tangy just as in the traditional recipe, but this one, inspired by Chinese duck sauce, gets its sweetness from apricot preserves and has a zingy hint of fresh ginger.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the green beans and frozen edamame into a steamer basket and steam for 4 minutes. Drain well, then transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, apricot preserves, sugar, and ginger.
  3. Add the black beans and scallions to the green bean mixture and drizzle with dressing; toss to coat and season with salt.
  4. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Most Helpful

This went together very quickly and tasted great! Thanks! Reviewed for an Asian Forum Tag with a long name that I forget. lol

mliss29 April 28, 2008