Three-Bean Salad

By John Crowley

Who says this classic picnic favorite is only for picnics? It’s tasty and good for you anytime.

Three-Bean Salad
  • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) cut green beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) cut wax beans, rinsed and drained

  • 10 ounces (one 16-ounce can ) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1/2 cup Kraft Fat Free Italian Dressing

  • Sugar substitute to equal 1 tablespoon sugar

  1. In a large bowl, combine green beans, wax beans, kidney beans, onion, and green pepper. Add Italian dressing and sugar substitute. Mix well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Serves 8.

Nutritional Facts

52 Calories. 0 gm Fat. 2 gm Protein. 11 gm Carbohydrate. 242 mg Sodium. 9 mg Calcium. 3 gm FiberDiabetic Exchange
1 Vegetable. 1/2 Starch/Carbohydrate

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22 replies

Anonymous 2016-03-21 13:07:58 -0500 Report

Really tired of idiots too damn lazy to figure out serving sizes - says 8 use your that lump above your shoulders

JENNIFERJO 2014-01-11 14:20:18 -0600 Report

To INDYROY from 6 months ago. You probably gave up but the recipe says makes 8 servings and the carbs are 11 grams. Although cumbersome, look at the salad once made and estimate into eight portions. Some of these recipes are clear on serving sizes and some aren't.

Ronp 2014-01-02 10:14:06 -0600 Report

I have been trying to avoid sodium. I find the idea of using canned veggies in this recipe unacceptable-fresh is the way to go. One can always mix his or her favorites.

Anonymous 2013-10-04 00:24:38 -0500 Report

The picture does not show yellow wax beans. It looks like those are great northern or baby butter beans. Check the carb counts as those are starchier than the yellow wax beans would be.

Anonymous 2013-10-04 00:21:29 -0500 Report

I would forgo the sugar substitute and use one tablespoon of regular sugar as it is only 12.6 grams of carbs for the entire recipe from the sugar. It is healthier for you than the artificial junk they have on the market. You need to really investigate the effects of those chemicals they want us to use, and they charge so much for them, knowing they are going to harm our bodies.

Ronp 2013-08-04 16:07:18 -0500 Report

I'll give the four stars, even though I have not eaten any yet! I have always loved three bean; but, store purchased had too much salt. This sounds so good. I am looking forward to preparing this.

poley 2013-08-02 11:15:12 -0500 Report

I would guess just a bit under 1 cup is a serving. Tried it and it tastes great!!

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Pamela Ruddock 2011-07-22 14:51:41 -0500 Report

I would probably use yellow and red bell peppers to give this a little more color and would probably add tomatoes. I just might try this this weekend!

Degibu 2011-07-21 08:23:12 -0500 Report

Here's a clue…try it with FRESH beans, NOT CANNED! Why on earth would anyone want to use disgusting ANYTHING in cans?!? Loaded with preservatives, sodium and God only knows what else.

Anonymous 2011-07-21 06:43:46 -0500 Report

What is a serving? After reading the recipe I did not see a serving size listed. Is a serving 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, or 1 cup?

hac62 2011-07-20 17:36:51 -0500 Report

i love this I make mine without the sugar it's great alone or with a side dish. I live alone so I like things fast and easy but made at home