Go Back
+ servings
Three bean salad in white bowl with spoon inside

Easy Three Bean Salad

Easy Three Bean Salad is packed with hearty beans, fresh green beans, veggies and a sweet, tangy dressing. It's an easy side dish that's perfect for picnics, potlucks or lunch!

Leave a Review »


For the salad:

  • 8 ounces fresh green beans washed and trimmed*
  • 15 ounces chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium bell pepper seeded and chopped (I used half red bell pepper and half yellow)
  • ½ medium red onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • apple cider vinegar dressing or your favorite store bought dressing
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the green beans and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer 3-4 minutes or until they reach the desired doneness. Place in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, then drain completely. Once cool enough, cut into 1" pieces.
  • Place the green beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, bell pepper, red onion, and parsley in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Prepare the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Enjoy cold or at room temperature.


  • Pro tip: The green beans may be cooked in advance and the veggies, herbs and dressing may be made ahead of time as well to make prep even easier.
  • Nutrition information does not include the dressing as it is included in a separate post.  Use the desired amount of dressing...you probably won't need it all.
  • The salad is best made a few hours ahead so the flavors can meld.
  • The beans and veggies may be customized with your favorite ingredients.
  • Leftover three bean salad will keep for up to 5 days making it great for meal prep.


Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 476mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 760IU, Vitamin C: 26mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Did you try this recipe?Be sure to tag @flavorthemoments with the hashtag #flavorthemoments on Instagram so I can see what you made!