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Hey wake up world, the perfect recipe may just have arrived!!! Okay, I admit I am a bean lover but I have not been able to get enough of this since I made it. Obviously this is a summer dish but it is very light and has a slight sweetness that is refreshing on hot days. This is not to be missed!

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Dan'l September 10, 2002

Oh my gosh! Wow! These are the kind of things I uttered, over and over as I was eating a bowl of this wonderfully simple dish! Who would have ever thought that so few ingredients could taste so spectacular?!?! :) I couldn't get enough, and can't wait to make it again! The marinade is sweet and tart, the beans are creamy, and the pepper adds a great crunch. I kept trying to think of what else I might add to it, and I couldn't think of a darn thing! Thanks!!

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Lisa Pizza September 12, 2002

This is a good salad, the dressing has a nice amount of sweet/tart to it. I decided to add some chopped onion to this to give a little extra flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

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Sue Lau July 07, 2003

This was a huge hit at our dinner party tonight! I made using garlic red wine vinegar, added some onion, left out the green pepper as DH doesn't like them. I also added in a can of pinto beans as well (that's all I had in the house) since it had so much dressing. I will make again, but next time half the dressing amount and decrease the sugar a bit as well. However, using the red wine vinegar may've made it a bit sweeter than using regular white vinegar. Definitely recommend marinating overnight.

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StacyMD187373 August 22, 2010

Easy and flavorful! I substituted chick peas for the green pepper and added a can of corn. This recipe is very easy to customize to personal preference. Put a scoop on a plate of mixed greens and you have a healthy lunch. Thanks, Bev.

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Kat's Mom October 04, 2009

For such a short, simple recipe, it sure is packed with a ton of flavor! I used fresh green beans, canned kidney beans and canned garbanzo beans with a red pepper instead of a green. I also used red wine vinegar. It came out sooo yummy!! I gave half to my mom and she was asking for the recipe the next day, and soon after that my gransmother was after the recipe as well! Thank you :)

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Mdnitesky May 11, 2008

I love three bean salad and this recipe was great. I chose it for PAC fall '07 and I am glad I did. Thanks, Bev for posting another winning recipe and one I will be preparing often.

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carolinafan October 08, 2007

Just made this for a family picnic. My wife who doesn't like bean salads said this is a keeper. Only change I made I added chick peas only because I had a can that I wanted to use up. A great salad I will make again.

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Bohod June 13, 2007

I love this stuff! This recipe is just like my Grandma used to make. She would marinate it overnight in a gallon jar and it would look so pretty when you opened the fridge. You use a little less oil and a bit more vinegar - the same changes my family prefers. Thanks for posting Bev - this goes in with my TNT favorites.

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Acerast April 21, 2007

This is the only 3 bean recipe I use. I found it on Zaar years ago, & make it at least once a week. Thanks Bev!!!

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cbq August 30, 2006
Bev's Three Bean Salad