Three Bean Salad { with lemon & dill}
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Fresh green beans, garbanzo beans, and kidney beans are tossed in a tasty lemon and dill dressing. A lighter and brighter version of classic Three Bean Salad (this version has no sugar!) . A perfect side dish for your summer meals, BBQ’s, potlucks etc. {Clean-eating, Vegan, Vegetarian}
Recipe type: Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice ( juice of approx. 1 medium lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2- 3 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 (15 oz ) can garbanzo beans, (or butter beans) rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  1. In a small bowl whisk shallot, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile fill a medium mixing bowl with ice and water and set aside. When water is boiling add green beans and cook until bean begin to turn bright green and become crisp-tender (about 2-3 minutes). Drain green beans and immediately transfer to ice water for about 30 seconds. Drain well.
  3. Add green beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and celery to a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over beans and toss to coat.
<span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Can be served immediately or chilled in the refrigerator (covered) for up to 6 hours. If more than 6 hours until the time you plan to serve the salad, store the green beans separately and combine closer to serving time (lemon juice can cause the green beans to slightly discolor at the ends if left too long, not in an unsightly way- they will just look more like canned green beans vs. fresh bright green beans).</span>
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 211 Fat: 7.8 g Saturated fat: 1.1 g Carbohydrates: 30.3 g Sugar: 2.5 g Sodium: 286.4 mg Fiber: 8.4 g Protein: 7.9 g Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at