Best Bean Salad


This three-bean salad is delicious. I'd turned my nose up at this for years, but suddenly I can't get enough of it. Thanks, Momma D!

looking down at a large bowl of bean salad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
12 cups


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can green beans, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can wax beans, drained

  • ½ cup chopped green pepper

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup salad oil

  • ½ cup vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine garbanzo beans, kidney beans, black beans, green beans, wax beans, green pepper, onion, and celery in a large bowl; toss to mix.

  2. Whisk together sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl until sugar is dissolved; pour over bean mixture. Mix well.

  3. Refrigerate salad for 8 hours to overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 412mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 161mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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