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A very popular bean salad that I always end up making at family gatherings is the three bean salad. It can be made instantly with store bou...

Three Bean Salad In Less Than 10 Minutes

A very popular bean salad that I always end up making at family gatherings is the three bean salad. It can be made instantly with store bought can of beans or if you have the time try pressure cooking the beans individually with some salt. Since it involves black, kidney and garbanzo beans, it is loaded with protein and ideal for kids as a part of their lunch box menu. Posting this for my sister so that my niece Neha can enjoy this for her lunch. It goes very well with any kind of meal and perfect if you have to prepare before hand for parties.


Glass bottle
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Cutting Board
Veggie Chopper


Black Beans - 1 cup
Kidney Beans - 1 cup
Garbanzo Beans - 1 cup
Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
Honey - 3 tbsp
Lemon/ Lime Juice - 3 tbsp
Pepper - as per taste of spice
Bell Pepper ( red, green, yellow, orange) - a mix 1 cup
Shallots or Onions - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 2 clove minced and made into a paste with a little salt
Olive - 1 cup chopped the same size as bell pepper
Cilantro Mint, Chives, Parsley - 3 tbsp finely minced ( can have a combination or just one herb)
Green Chillies - 1 finely chopped


1. If using the can of beans place them in a colander,wash them well and allow it to drain before adding to a bowl.

2. Add the chopped veggies to the beans along with the herbs.

3. Add oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic,honey to a bottle, secure the cover tightly and shake the bottle until the oil, lemon juice and honey emulsifies.

4. Add the dressing to the beans and veggies mix. Mix and store in the fridge. Serve them on the side with any kind of food. Can also served in a burrito with sour cream  and guacamole but without rice.


  1. Very healthy salad, lovely!!
    Belated birthday wishes too..

  2. A very healthy and colourful salad.

  3. looks very healthy and delicious :)

  4. colourful, nutritious and healthy salad.

  5. a beautiful looking and extremely healthy salad.

  6. Lovely salad ... very colourful and delicious..:)

  7. Nice. Did the niece like it?

  8. What a fine looking salad. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. xtremely beautiful n healthy salad.

  10. Your posts are after my own heart - because a majority of my recipes are quickies :) This is one colorful, healthful and delicious looking salad :)

  11. I like the simplicity of the recipe, but all the flavor that you can pull out of it, lovely!

  12. That was so nice for you to mention me on your site.
    my mom is making that salad for me and I will let you know how it is! I know it will be delicious!

    Love, Neha Sridhar