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Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad is a classic, easy-to-make dish. It's the perfect side dish with grilled chicken or pork and packs up nicely for picnics.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, salad, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 15 oz dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz white northern beans drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ red onion diced
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  • Combine the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, white northern beans, cilantro, onion, lime juice, honey, olive oil, salt, and cumin in a medium to large bowl and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for approximately 25-30 minutes, even better if you can let it sit overnight.
  • Mix well and serve with chips for a fun dip or as a side dish.


Garbanzo beans can be substituted with pinto beans or black beans if desired.