Three-Bean Salad Recipe

Posted on September 16, 2013 | 11 Comments

Here is another recipe from The Healthy You Diet that is simple to make and great tasting! It is even better the next day after refrigerating. If you are looking for a healthy, delicious and convenient recipe for lunch or dinner, this Three-Bean Salad hits everything on the check list. Let me know what you think!

Three-Bean Salad
Three-Bean Salad
  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, tomato, celery, onion, and parsley or cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, garlic (if desired), salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the beans and toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  3. Serve with the romaine or endive leaves for scooping.
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11 thoughts on “Three-Bean Salad Recipe”

    1. Yes, black beans can be substituted for other beans. Do you not like the other beans? Variety is always best but you need to enjoy your food so by all means eat the beans you like!

  1. Dawna,
    How can I figure out nutritional value for this recipe…. mostly protein/ carbs/ fat.
    Enjoying these easy recipes!
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Tammy! I am so glad you are enjoying the Healthy You! recipes and happy to see that you describe them as ‘easy’. As a working mom of 2, it is important to me to create healthy, great tasting AND easy recipes for myself and my family.

      I understand that nutritional value is important. I do not include the information for the recipes as I tend to focus more on the ingredients I use rather than the specific number of protein, carbs, fat, etc. I know that as long as I follow the no sugar, no wheat, no dairy, no processed foods, etc. then I have created a healthy, nutritious meal that will help me on my journey to lose weight. If it is important to you to track the nutritional value, I would suggest using With the recipe ingredients and the calorie count website, you can figure out the calories, fat, carbs, etc. of most every recipe.

  2. Hi Dawna, I noticed that garlic is listed in the instructions but not the ingredient list. Is it just a few cloves minced for the dressing? Also, noticed that avocado is in the ingredient list but not mentioned in the instructions, just toss on top? Thanks for doing this!

    1. Megan, thank you so much for your comment! I appreciate you letting me know that those items were left out of the ingredients/instructions. I have updated the ingredients to include the 1 clove garlic (minced). I also added the avocado instructions to the recipe – you can just add on top or toss with the bean and lettuce mixture. Hope this helps! Let me know how you enjoy the recipe!

  3. In a few comments up, it states avocado is in this salad, however I do not see avocado. Can it be added to the salad?

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