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green beans

Three Bean Salad

Serves 8

There’s something so comforting about a three bean salad, isn’t there? You can put this dish together a few days in advance. In fact, the beans get even tastier if they have the extra time to marinate!


  • 2 1/2 cups fresh green beans, stems removed
  • 1 15 ounce can chick peas
  • 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


In a medium saucepan, add the green beans with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for just 1-2 minutes, until the beans are tender. Immediately transfer the green beans to a colander and douse them with cold water, so they stop cooking.

In a large bowl, toss together the green beans with the remaining ingredients, and let everything marinate for at least an hour before serving. Give everything another toss just before serving, to make sure the beans are coated in the dressing.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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Thanks for all the ideas!

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thanks! i love watercress but sometimes it's hard to find!

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