Three bean salad is an easy, quick, side dish and a picnic classic. This is my niece’s, Rachel, favorite salad, thanks Rae. This side salad can be paired with just about anything. Love it for a backyard barbecue or an additional side for our Mexican dinner night! Anytime of year will do. This recipe is vegan, gluten free and allergy friendly, so share!
Herbs give a recipe a special flavor that only fresh can do. That being said, if you don’t have fresh herbs use dried. When you replace fresh for dried DO NOT use the same amount. Dried herbs have a strong flavor so adjusting is a must! Take your time and the results will be great.
I love cilantro. My daughter says it taste like soap, so I use fresh basil. Try what works for your palette. If you like dill or mint give them a try. My suggestion when replacing a recipe with your own choice, do it in increments less is best, more can always be added.
Beans, beans, beans, awesome! Beans are packed full of nutrition. Once again, dried are preferred over canned. I have yet to make this delicious recipe with dried beans. When I buy canned veggies I buy organic. Most, not all, organic food companies use BPA free cans. BPA free companies.
This side has been served at many family event. Share this yummy 3 Bean Salad at your next picnic or family gathering it will be a hit.
Remember to make it your own, have fun in the kitchen, and enjoy infusing some veggies!
- 1 15 ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1 15 ounce can white beans , drained and rinsed
- 1 15 ounce can kidney beans , drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup corn , fresh, barbecued (cut off cob) frozen or canned
- 5 Campari tomatoes , chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion , thinly sliced or chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil , chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper , to taste
- 1 fresh lemon , squeezed
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon agave
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
In medium bowl add all beans, tomatoes, red onion, basil, corn, salt and pepper.
In small bowl add all dressing ingredients, mix well and drizzle over three bean mixture. You may not need all the dressing add as much as you desire. If you don't use it all save for another salad or marinade.