Not Your Grandma's Three Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

This isn't even remotely like the usual sweet and sour salad... this one has feta cheese, tomatoes and yes, three types of beans, in a light lemon juice vinaigrette. It's from one of those "bargain bin cookbooks" at a big chain bookstore and it makes a great vegetarian main-dish type salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, tomato paste, malt vinegar and chopped chives. Set aside.
  2. Combine the three kinds of beans with the dressing.
  3. Add the tomatoes, green onions and feta cheese to the mixture, tossing gently to thoroughly coat the salad. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  4. Arrange salad on plates and garnish with fresh chives.
Most Helpful

This was great -- I loved it! I only used 2 1/2 T of olive oil and 3/4 cup feta. I had no kidney beans so used red beans instead. I made the mistake of using canned green beans so they were a bit too limp. Thanks for a tasty recipe!

wife2abadge May 08, 2005