Three Bean Salad Recipe

Posted on September 16, 2013 | 8 Comments

Here is another Healthy You! recipe 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



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic to create dressing.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beans, tomato, celery, red onion and parsley.
  3. Add dressing to beans and toss lightly.
  4. Refrigerate beans for several hours before serving. Then scoop beans over greens and add avocado. Or, if you prefer, toss beans and avocado with greens. Enjoy!
  5. Note: The program promotes eating clean and minimally processed food whenever possible. Soaking and cooking dried beans is preferred but often not convenient. I typically use canned beans due to time constraints. When using canned beans, select reduced-sodium and organic options whenever possible.

8 Responses to “Three Bean Salad Recipe”

  1. Linda J. says:

    any chance I can substitude black beans for the others?

    • Dawna Stone says:

      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!

  2. Linda J. says:

    Thank YOU Dawna…. Linda

  3. Tammy Rowland says:

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

    • Dawna Stone says:

      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.

  4. Megan says:

    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!

    • Dawna Stone says:

      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!

  5. Christine says:

    Just made my bean salad.

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