Traditional Three-Bean Salad

One of the most important ingredients in a traditional bean salad is the sugar, as it not only sweetens everything up but also helps bond the different flavors together.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) French-cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) yellow (wax) beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans, onion, and dressing. Mix well. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. If desired, salad can be drained before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) French-cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) yellow (wax) beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans, onion, and dressing. Mix well. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. If desired, salad can be drained before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium610mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars13g
Protein4g