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Three Bean Salad

Not really loving the current grocery store deli salad options since Marsh went away, Linda decided to go “old school” and make homemade bean salad a few weeks ago. It was delicious, and we think the fresh green beans really made it!

8 to 10 Servings

Salad Ingredients:

10 ounces fresh green beans (you can use canned, too)
1 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained well
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained well
3/4 cup finely diced celery – about 3 stalks
1/3 cup finely diced yellow onion

Salad Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Black pepper to taste 

Mix dressing ingredients in container and chill.  Bring pot of salted water to a vigorous boil, and add the green beans for about 3 minutes until crisp tender. Drain and plunge beans into a bowl of ice water to cool completely. After cool, cut into about 3/4” pieces. Add beans with remaining ingredients and then pour dressing over all and chill for at least 4 hours. Turn all ingredients a few times while chilling to evenly coat with dressing. Season with more salt and pepper as needed.  

Adapted from recipe from Valerie’s Kitchen