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post Jun 14 2008, 03:41 AM
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When I was young, my mom used to make 3-bean salad all the time during the summer - so refreshing! Does anyone else remember it? It had green beans, wax beans, and kidney beans, with onions in a great vinagrette (which unfortunately was loaded with sugar!). If anyone has a SB-friendly version of it, I would so appreciate you posting it!

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post Jun 15 2008, 12:05 AM
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This one is super simple and pretty tasty.

3 Bean Salad #1

1 can drained kidney beans
1 can drained cut yellow wax beans
1 can drained cut green beans
2 hardboiled eggs peeled and chopped
1 medium onion sliced in rings
1 bottle Italian dressing
pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and let set 1-2 hours

The dressing on this one is outstanding. Nice sweet-sour flavor.

3 Bean Salad#2
1/3 cup white vinegar
3 tablespoons chicken broth
2 tablespoons white grape juice
2 tablespoons splenda
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 clove garlic, minced

1 (8-ounce) can cut waxed beans, drained
1 (8-ounce) can green beans, drained
1 (8-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped green peppers

TO MAKE THE DRESSING: In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar, broth, juice, splenda, celery seeds and garlic.

TO MAKE THE SALAD: In a large bowl, combine the waxed beans, green beans, kidney beans, onions and peppers. Add the dressing. Gently stir until combined.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours to blend the flavors, stirring often.

Serves 6

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