This recipe is from the 1920's. It was my sister in law's great grandmother's. I have tried many, but keep coming back to this one. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Kim
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, mustard, water and vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the green beans, wax beans, kidney beans, onion and green pepper. Pour the cooled dressing over all and toss to coat. Best if marinated for at least an hour before serving. Yummy!

Nutrition Facts

442.9 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 100.1g 32% DV; fat 1.1g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.4mg 1% DV; sodium 1332.1mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2004
This recipe couldn't be easier and is delicious! The only suggestion I have is to make it the day before to let the flavors really develop. This is one salad that only gets better with a little time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2005
I took a chance and made this for a family meal, I even doubled it. Unfortunately, it wasn't well received. After tasting it, my 4 year old said, "do I have to eat the beans, I don't like them." Sorry, but this was definitely not what I was hoping for. I guess it just wasn't what the group was expecting either. I'll keep searching for more of a vinaigrette 3 bean salad. My mistake, I should have realized 1.25 cups sugar was going to be quite sweet. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2004
This recipe couldn't be easier and is delicious! The only suggestion I have is to make it the day before to let the flavors really develop. This is one salad that only gets better with a little time. Read More
(61)
Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2005
I took a chance and made this for a family meal, I even doubled it. Unfortunately, it wasn't well received. After tasting it, my 4 year old said, "do I have to eat the beans, I don't like them." Sorry, but this was definitely not what I was hoping for. I guess it just wasn't what the group was expecting either. I'll keep searching for more of a vinaigrette 3 bean salad. My mistake, I should have realized 1.25 cups sugar was going to be quite sweet. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2005
I have always been scared of three bean salad- NO MORE! I make lunch for 40 people at work each week- this website is so valuable to me. Requested this week was three bean salad. This was EASY and really yummy! Never buy canned again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
This was excellent. Just the right amount of tang and sweet. I used Great Northern Beans instead of wax beans. My one year old loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2004
This is a very good basic 3-bean salad. I too cut the sauce in half and it wasjust fine. It does taste better after marinating overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
excellent and fat free too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
If you want fast and tasty...this is it! I have made this over and over again and the kids love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2005
Easy quick and so good! Although I think I had enough dressing for about two batches and just used 6 cans of beans instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2005
Excellent recipe that tastes better and better the longer it marinates. My husband and I both really enjoyed it. Read More
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