This is a tasty bean salad that is actually good for you!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing

Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss red bell pepper, onion, and artichokes together with kidney, pinto, and garbanzo beans. Set aside.

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  • In a separate bowl, whisk salt and sugar with white and balsamic vinegars until completely dissolved. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Adjust seasoning as desired.

  • Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; 8.4 g protein; 27 g carbohydrates; 6.3 mg cholesterol; 793.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
Great taste lots of color... an excellent salad!! In shopping for beans I was surprised how many are canned with high fructose corn syrup! I couldn't find the correct size cans either (all had more than the recipe called for but I used all the beans anyway). If you want to avoid corn syrup here are the brands I found WITHOUT it: Pastene Kidney Beans Shur Fine Pinto Beans and Bush's Best Garbanzos. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2010
Sorry just wasn't crazy about this recipe. I did not use marinated artichokes - maybe that would have added more flavor. Read More
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86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
Great taste lots of color... an excellent salad!! In shopping for beans I was surprised how many are canned with high fructose corn syrup! I couldn't find the correct size cans either (all had more than the recipe called for but I used all the beans anyway). If you want to avoid corn syrup here are the brands I found WITHOUT it: Pastene Kidney Beans Shur Fine Pinto Beans and Bush's Best Garbanzos. Enjoy! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
Great taste lots of color... an excellent salad!! In shopping for beans I was surprised how many are canned with high fructose corn syrup! I couldn't find the correct size cans either (all had more than the recipe called for but I used all the beans anyway). If you want to avoid corn syrup here are the brands I found WITHOUT it: Pastene Kidney Beans Shur Fine Pinto Beans and Bush's Best Garbanzos. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2005
This was delicious and made a nice side dish for grilling. I used un-marinated artichoke hearts for a healthier dish and green onion for color. I certainly recommend it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2005
This salad was excellent. I made it for a pot luck at work and was asked for the recipe by tons of people. The feta cheese is a great addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2005
Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2008
The dressing is perfect; somehow it brings out the sweetness of the beans. I subbed black beans for the pinto beans and plain artichoke hearts (instead of marinated) and added a couple stalks of celery that I happened to have the fridge. Even my 4-year-old liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2006
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2009
Okay so now I am in love with Bob. Or at least with his salad. And I didn't even have some of the yummiest sounding ingredients. I usually am not fond of three bean salad. But this dressing with balsamic vinegar won me over. I confess though -- I added another 2 teaspoons of sugar. But probably not needed. I poured the dressing over frozen green beans (thawed) a can of garbonzo beans a can of red beans and three big green onions chopped. Super good. I cannot wait to make it again and include the red pepper artichokes and feta cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
This dressing really hits the spot! And I like to add black olives and tomatoes. Really nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
I thought it was delightful. For breakfast I sprinkled bacon on top and at it with poached eggs. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2010
Sorry just wasn't crazy about this recipe. I did not use marinated artichokes - maybe that would have added more flavor. Read More
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