Garden Fresh Three Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This a German recipe that I adapted from Schoener Essen magazine, directly from the German. This three bean salad is served slightly warm and calls for fresh from the garden beans rather than canned. It is a nice change of pace if you enjoy 3-bean salads and want to try something new. Simply click on the "convert recipe to US" to swtich from metric to US measurements. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil green and yellow beans together in salted water for about 10-12 miutes.
  2. Add the lima beans and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Drain and set in a serving bowl.
  4. Whisk together salt, pepper, a pinch of sugar, olive oil, onions,garlic, lemon juice, and parsley.
  5. Combine dressing and beans and let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Season again with salt& pepper if needed and serve.


Most Helpful

These beans are fresh and zippy! I love the use of lemon juice instead of the more usual vinegar. I didn't have any limas...and don't like them! I substituted Edamame with great success. The parsley adds a nice bitter dimension to this great salad.

Geema April 03, 2003

Wonderful side dish! Easy to prepare and oh so good. This is a great dish to take advantage of fresh beans. It really hit the spot and I highly recommend it to everyone. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Merlot September 20, 2002

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