Three Bean Salad

Total Time:
4 hr 10 min
10 min
4 hr

8 servings

  • 1 (16-ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can cut green beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can cut golden wax beans, drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning

In a medium bowl, combine first 6 ingredients.

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, and Greek seasoning. Pour over bean mixture; cover and chill 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

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    Great tasting just like all of Paulas dishes
    I love three bean salad and this recipe hits all the right notes for me. I really like my three bean salad to have that vinegar bite. I also used olive oil but if you do make sure that it is a light flavored one as an assertive olive oil may overwhelm all of the other flavors. I think Italian seasoning would work just as well as Greek seasoning.
    Wonderfull, I didn't use the mushrooms and I don't know what Greek Seasoning is (I used Italian. Other than that Boom. Yummy.
    I felt this recipe was dominated by the Dijon mustard and vinegar. It needed slight tweaking. After the addition of 1 Tablespoon of sugar and 4 more tablespoons of chopped red onion it tasted much better. Greek seasoning was not available locally so I made my own from a recipe on another site.
    Yummy and healthy!
    Delicious!!!!! This is really, really yummy. Made it as one of the sides for Christmas and everyone loved it. I will definitely be making it again. I actually cut down on the oil used, but even then, could probably cut down on it even more. Next time I make this, I am going to double or triple the recipe because it's so good!  
    I should mention that I made the recipe exactly as stated except for cutting down on the oil and omitting the mushrooms. Didn't miss them. Also, used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.
    Savory goodness! Unlike many three bean's, it is not sweet. Paula selected a mustard vinagrette, which is quite tasty. I used a combo of green, butter, and red beans. The green lighten the salad, the butter make a lovely addition to the dressing, almost creamy, and the red give it heartiness. This is quite flexible and it has become a staple in my fridge.
    Didn't have Kidney beans - used black beans, omitted mushrooms (didn't have any, used green pepper, white onion and made our own greek seasoning from herbs on hand (garlic powder, oregano, basil, marjoram and thyme. Salted to taste. Added a little lime juice. It was WONDERFUL!! The acid from the juice helps the vinegar cut the oil. Will make again and again and......
    Flavor galore! I actually made this recipe exactly like Paula said and it was very tasty. Everyone loved it. Couldn't find the Greek seasoning, so got a recipe off the internet to make it. Never been a fan of bean salad, but the different flavors in this makes me a fan now. I found the spices to ingredients to oil to be a perfect balance.
    I watched the show today and this really good, my husband walked in and said I want that tonight with some steak and the rice pudding! (that you also had on the same show! I made it and it was really good. Keeper in my recipe box! Thank you!
    It was ok, but definitely would reduce the oil and seasoning, it was too oily and salty.
    My husband and I really liked this. Different take on three bean salad, i.e., not sweet. Loved the Greek flavoring (used Cavender's).
    luvs the greek flavor in this good!!!
    Great recipe! I tweaked it a little and added some lemon juice and zest. I only had cider vinegar available, so i only used 2 tablespoons, but it turned out fantastic! I can't wait to make this again. Even my picky 3 year old ate it.
    Easy to make and quite tasty! Great to take to a party or just have something out of the norm.
    This salad was so delicious and easy to make. i didnt find greek seasoning so i used all my italian seasonings and garlic powder and it came out wonderful!
    Paula outdid herself on this one. I had never really heard of Greek Seasoning but found it easily in the spice aisle. I knew when I watched Paula make this one that I would love it. And right I was! I can't wait to make it for my next party. I'm sure everyone will agree. I used garbanzo beans instead of kidney beans. I think just about anything would be good in this easy to make salad.
    I tried this using Paula's recipe and there just isn't enough kick to it. The canned beans leave it flat, so I added some salt and red pepper flakes. It made a tremendous difference.
    This is a great healthy side dish which is a surprise from Paula (no offense) who usually cooks everything with butter...
     However, I felt that something was missing so I added some lime juice.. mmmmm... It kicked up all the wonderful flavors of the dressing and made it more tasty without having to add fatty/unhealthy ingredients.
    Hey, everyone! I use Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning in an 8 oz. yellow/ white and red canister in the spice/herb isle. I love it on meats and vegetables! This dish is FAB!
    I grew up in home where there was always three bean salad on our table at big holiday meals. This recipe is better than the one my grandmother made (yikes!) I can also say that it's even better the day after thanksgiving. Leave the mushrooms out until right before serving, though.
    Well, I made this exactly as called for and it was wonderful. I tripled it for a dinner party side dish - lots of compliments. I followed the advice of one of the previous reviewers and picked up the Greek Seasoning at Wal-Mart - thought it added a nice flavor, though the fresh mushrooms were what gave it all the flair.
    Made this just like the recipe said took one bite and almost threw up
    I made this salad for a family get together and got great reviews. I made a few modifications. I omitted the mushrooms and wax beans. I used garbanzo beans instead. The seasoning and dressing were perfect-not bland. I let it sit for about 3 hours before serving.
    I just discovered Greek Seasoning and was really excited to find a salad which used it. It is 'Cavender's Greek Seasoning'. I get mine at Wal-Mart for about $2 - $3 for 8 ounces. It rocks!!! I use it on garden salads, vegetables, etc. Hope this those having trouble with the Greek Seasoning!
    My G-Ma had me search the web high and low for this seasoning to this salad. Since I finally found it and I noticed quite a few others here were having the same issue I thought I qwould help out and post my findings. This I found on another recipe of hers where she used the Greek Seasoning. Enjoy the fruits of my labor:
     Greek Seasoning:
     2 teaspoons dried oregano
     1 teaspoon salt
     2 teaspoons onion powder
     2 teaspoons garlic powder
     Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
    I can't find a recipe for Greek Seasonings. Usually Paula includes the recipes for the special seasonings she uses, but not this time. Can anyone offer some suggestions?
    This is a quick and tasty way to get your veggies. My two year old LOVES beans and loves this salad warm or cold. I use whatever I have in the pantry. I used garbanzo beans because I didn't have kidney and added beets because we love them.
     Just an obvious point - This is only a cheap dish if you already have all of the spices necessary to make a "Greek Seasoning." If not, you'll spend a fortune getting all of the spices necessary.
    This is a very tasty dish but I don't really care for my beans to be cold so I heated mine up. However, my husband loves it cold! Great as a side dish, meal or snack. Thanks Paula!
    could use a little more punch!
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