Nani's Cranny

Old Fashioned Three Bean Salad

This favorite recipe falls into the category of “classic recipes”. Everyone has certainly eaten this and probably made it. This is a great recipe on those occasions when you need to “bring a dish”. It travels well and keeps for days.


  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1 can wax beans, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine vegetables. Combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Marinate overnight before serving.

Nani Tip

  • Try different types of beans, like Garbanzo, black beans, lima beans or corn.
  • Try olive oil and balsamic vinegar instead of vegetable and vinegar.


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