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Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad has a fantastic sweet and sour flavor with a touch of heat from cayenne pepper in the dressing. You can definitely make this delicious dressing and use it on other salads as well. Beat the Summer heat with this flavorful easy cold salad.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpeas, fresh green beans, kidney beans, sweet and sour dressing, three bean salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Mary Bostow


  • One 15 oz can kidney beans drained
  • One 15 oz can green beans drained
  • One 15 oz can chick peas drained
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced


  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Place the kidney beans,green beans,chick peas,onion and celery in a medium size bowl. Toss gently to combine.
  • In a small bowl add all the dressing ingredients, whisk to combine. Pour over the beans, toss gently to mix together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours (longer is better). Store leftovers wrapped in the refrigerator.