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Tangy 3 Bean Salad

As the temperature rises and gatherings move outdoors, it’s time to embrace the fresh and flavorful dishes that define summer, 3 bean salad.

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Our Tangy 3 Bean Salad is a classic favorite that never fails to impress. Bursting with color, texture, and zesty flavor, this salad is not only a feast for the senses but also a nutritious addition to any meal. Join us as we explore the simple yet satisfying recipe for this summertime staple.

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  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, diced bell peppers, red onion, and chopped parsley.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey or maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
  4. Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Before serving, give the salad a final toss and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.
  6. Serve chilled as a refreshing side dish or as a light and satisfying main course.
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Summertime calls for dishes that are both refreshing and nutritious, and our Tangy Three-Bean Salad fits the bill perfectly. This vibrant medley of beans, bell peppers, and fresh herbs is dressed in a tangy vinaigrette that adds zesty flavor to every bite. It’s the ideal accompaniment to grilled meats, sandwiches, or enjoyed on its own as a light and satisfying meal.

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One of the best things about this salad is its versatility. You can customize it to suit your taste preferences by adding other vegetables such as corn, cherry tomatoes, or cucumber. Plus, it’s packed with protein and fiber, making it a wholesome option for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.

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Preparing this salad is a breeze, requiring just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or weekday lunches, and it keeps well in the refrigerator for several days, allowing you to enjoy it throughout the week.

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So, whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or looking for a nutritious dish to enjoy on a hot summer day, our Tangy Three-Bean Salad is sure to be a hit. With its vibrant colors, fresh flavors, and satisfying texture, it’s the ultimate summer side dish that will leave everyone coming back for more.

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