Three Bean Vidalia Onion Salad



    My favourite time of yr for recent salads! This Three Bean Salad with Vidalia Onion is an ideal aspect dish in your weekend barbecue or nice to make forward to serve at dinnertime through the week.

    This recipe and submit have been created in partnership with Shuman Farms’ Real Sweet Vidalia Onions.

    This Three Bean and Vidalia Onion Salad must be one among my favourite salads to make once we are barbecuing over the summer season.  It’s a basic salad that you just most likely have seen greater than as soon as on a salad bar – however home made is so significantly better! Wow, are you able to style the freshness. I really like so as to add candy Vidalia onions for additional taste, particularly when they’re in season mid-April to early August.

    make three bean salad

    Really easy! All you want is a couple of substances for the bottom of the salad and some for the dressing. The bottom of the salad is recent inexperienced beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans and sliced Vidalia (or candy) onion.

    The dressing is vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. You boil the dressing for a short while to meld the flavors then mix with the beans. That’s it!

    Vidalia Onions

    I really like utilizing Vidalia onions in lots of my recipes, particularly salads, due to their gentle, candy taste. Do you know that the rationale these onions are candy is as a result of they’re grown within the sandy soils of southeast Georgia with common rainfall that washes away the sulfur compounds that give onions the power to make you cry? No tears when slicing up these candy onions.

    One other enjoyable truth you could not know – Produce For Kids was based by John Shuman in 2002 with the aim to assist encourage households to eat extra recent produce whereas elevating cash for charitable causes. In case you have been studying my weblog for some time, then you definitely already know I’ve been an enormous supporter of Produce For Children for a number of years as a contributor to their blog and recipe developer. I stand behind their mission and love seeing how they’re working with the communities and charities they help.

    I initially began making this recipe for Three Bean Salad after I first began running a blog years in the past after seeing a recipe for home made 3 bean salad on one other weblog. I tweaked it a bit by utilizing apple cider vinegar and including a superb quantity of sliced Vidalia Onions.  Leftovers are superior as a result of you may proceed to make use of the dressing together with the beans by including it to a pleasant inexperienced salad.  And bonus, this salad is tremendous moveable so go forward and take it to your subsequent summer season get collectively.  Your mates will like it!



    • 1 1/2 lbs recent inexperienced beans, reduce into 1-inch-long items
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 can crimson kidney beans , rinsed and drained
    • 1 massive Vidalia onion, thinly sliced


    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup canola oil
    • 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed by means of a garlic press (or minced)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • Floor black pepper


    1. Warmth vinegar, sugar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper to style in small saucepan over medium warmth, stirring sometimes, till sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Take away from warmth and let cool to room temperature.
    2. Steam inexperienced beans in a big pot with 1 cup water with 1 tablespoon salt added to it; prepare dinner till crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. In the meantime, fill medium bowl with ice water. When beans are achieved, instantly add to ice water to cease cooking course of; let sit till chilled, about 2 minutes. Drain nicely.
    3. Add inexperienced beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans and onions to a big bowl. Pour dressing over salad combination and gently toss to coat. Cowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours (or in a single day) to let flavors meld. Toss salad with dressing sometimes whereas chilling.


    Dressing makes a big quantity however is used extra as a marinade for the salad so you should have lots leftover on the backside of the bowl. Be sure you sometimes stir salad when in fridge so it’s distributed to all of the beans.

    Serve with a slotted spoon.

    Salad will be coated and refrigerated as much as 4 days.

    Recipe impressed by Mixed Salad Annie

    Key phrases: inexperienced beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, onion

    Disclosure: This recipe and submit have been created in partnership with Shuman Farms’ Actual Candy Vidalia Onions and Produce For Children. All opinions are my very own. Thanks for supporting the manufacturers that help Aggie’s Kitchen!