Carol's Three (or Four) Bean Salad

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by chinasmom2000

I love three bean salad, but have never found a recipe I really liked until my friend Carol Bolduc gave this one to me. She makes it in the summer at Mrs. B.'s Deli in Lake George, NY and I fell in LOVE the first time I had it. It's really simple but, oh, so good!! This makes alot of dressing so I usually omit the chickpeas (personal pref.) and use two cans of wax beans.

Top Review by Therese D.

This is an easy to prepare recipe, and is yummy! I used 2 cans of green beans, 1 can of wax beans, and 1 can of dark red kidney beans. I substituted apple cider vinegar because that is what I had on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Drain beans and mix together with onions in a large bowl.
  4. Pour dressing mixture over beans and stir well.
  5. Allow to marinate for at least two hours in the refrigerator to chill and to allow flavors to meld.
  6. The longer you let this sit, the better it gets!

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