Three Bean Salad This is a great salad to take to potlucks and you can make it ahead of time. It also keeps well for several days in the refrigerator.

1 (14.25 ounce) can French style green beans, drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can wax beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup salad oil  
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Combine beans, green pepper, onion, salt, pepper and celery in a large bowl.  Beat vinegar, sugar, oil and mustard with a whisk.  Pour over salad and chill for several hours or overnight.  Makes about 8 servings.  Enjoy!
(Note:  I have added fresh chopped tomatoes to this salad right before serving)
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  1. I’m certain this is the salad my mom used to make when I was a teenager! I’m so excited to make this for my family:)

  2. Linda Sullivan says:

    I have never had a bean salad like this & this recipe truly appeals to me!

  3. Michelle Smith says:

    Have always loved bean salad and haven’t had any for a long time. Will be making this recipe now. I have tried a lot of your recipes and we have loved them all. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  4. I haven’t had this in forever. Thanks for reminding me of it!

  5. I have always enjoyed three bean salad and think it gets better if made ahead of time.

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