I made this for the crowd at work. I doubled the recipe and it was enough for 20 people. Everybody loved it!!
I love this recipe, I add chickpeas too it also but sometimes leave out the green pepper if I don't have it. It still tastes fabulous!
I was very frustrated at having lost my Three Bean Salad recipe and decided to look through Zaar to see if I could find something similar. Well, this is it. I will also add garbanzo beans, and sometimes leave out the green pepper, but it is the dressing that makes it so good. You are right, the red wine vinegar is what makes all the difference. This is the best stuff. I would often have just a big bowl of this with some crusty bread for a meal. Thank you for posting this recipe here. It made my day to find it again.
I consider my father's approval very hard to win-this got his attention! He said to me "I always pass this salad by when I'm at a salad bar, I guess I don't know why". I told him to try some and he LOVED IT! Asked me for three days if "I still had some of that salad around?". The only hint I'd give is-Buy high quality beans!
I have always liked 3-bean salad, but over the years I've just forgotten about it until I saw this recipe. I made it tonight along with pork chops and potatoes, grilled, and what an incredible meal it made! I couldn't wait for the beans to marinate and I picked at it all day long (it called me from the refrigerator). Lucky I had enough for supper when my DH got home! EXCELLENT!
This recipe calls for all the ingredients that I love. I made this salad for my husband's summer birthday party and it was a crowd pleaser. I will keep this recipe right with my most used recipes and will make it again and again over the years.
This has become my husbands favorite... Thanks
I also used Splenda sweetner instead of sugar and white vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. Passed it on to a friend and they used a splash of Italian salad dressing and said it was tasty both ways.
I hate giving such low rating but I'm sorry that we did not like the dressing at all. I had to throw the whole batch out, so sorry I will not be making it again.
Pretty good, thanks!