3 Bean Salad

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This recipe is from Jenny Gerow, my friend Sharon’s mom. I don’t remember, but I guess I must have first had it at their house and brought the recipe home. We used to make it all the time when I was a kid, and really it is still one of my favorites.

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3 Bean Salad

Joan Donogh
Great summer accompaniment to hot dogs or hamburgers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 can 10 oz. green beans
  • 1 can 10 oz. yellow beans
  • 1 can 14 oz. kidney beans
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium Spanish onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Dash cayenne


  • Drain beans. Combine in a large bowl with green pepper and onion.
  • Make dressing: in a small saucepan combine the sugar, vinegar, oil and seasonings.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat to melt the sugar.
  • Pour dressing over the beans and toss to mix all together. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.



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