Mrs. Hatfield’s Three Bean Salad

Mrs. Hatfield's Three Bean Salad

Dive into a Vibrant Fiesta: Three Bean Salad with a Tangy Twist

Forget bland side dishes; this Three Bean Salad is a fiesta of fresh flavors and crunchy textures that explode on your tongue with every bite. It’s a summer celebration in a bowl, a vibrant mosaic of colorful beans, crisp vegetables, and a tangy dressing that will leave you yearning for more.

Imagine: Kidney beans, plump and earthy, mingle with the vibrant green snap of green beans and the buttery sweetness of wax beans. Diced green pepper adds a refreshing crunch and a hint of grassy aroma, while diced onion whispers savory depth. Each bite is a delightful dance of sweet and tangy, the creamy beans contrasting with the crisp vegetables and the oil and vinegar dressing adding a zesty punch.

Here’s why this salad is a party in your mouth:

  • Bean bonanza: Three kinds of beans – kidneys, greens, and wax – come together, offering a symphony of textures and earthy goodness.
  • Vibrant medley: Diced green pepper and onion add pops of color and textural contrast, making every bite visually and texturally exciting.
  • Tangy twist: A simple oil and vinegar dressing sweetened with sugar elevates the flavors and keeps you returning for more.
  • Cold and refreshing: Perfect for potlucks, picnics, or light summer meals, this salad is a refreshing departure from heavy dishes.
  • Easy to customize: Add your favorite herbs, chopped apples, or crumbled cheese for a personalized touch.

More than just a salad, it’s an experience:

  • A refreshing summertime staple: This salad is perfect for potlucks, picnics, or light summer meals, offering a healthy and delicious alternative to heavy dishes.
  • Versatile delight: Enjoy it as a side dish, a light lunch, or a salad topping for endless possibilities.
  • Customization galore: Add your favorite ingredients like chopped apples, crumbled cheese, or even a sprinkle of your favorite herbs.

So grab your ingredients, preheat your steamer, and prepare to whip up a batch of Three Bean Salad with a Tangy Twist. It’s the perfect way to bring summertime sunshine and vibrant flavors to your table anytime!

Bonus Tip: Serve this salad with crusty bread for dipping and additional summery vibes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s truly a delicious and refreshing celebration of summer, bursting with vibrant flavors and crunchy textures in every bite.

Mrs. Hatfield's Three Bean Salad

Mrs. Hatfield's Three Bean Salad
A vintage typed recipe card for a classic three bean salad made with olive oil, sugar, vinegar, kidney beans, green beans, way beans, garbanzo beans, green pepper, onion, salt, and pepper.
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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 can wax beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans optional
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Mix olive oil, sugar, and vinegar.
  • Alternate layers of bean, well-drained, green pepper, and onion in a large dish.
  • Pour olive oil mixture over, add salt and pepper.
  • Marinate several hours or overnight.
  • Serve well chilled in lettuce cups.

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Keyword Green Beans, Salad, Three Bean Salad

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