3 Bean Salad-The 1960's Original Recipe

3 Bean Salad-the 1960's Original Recipe

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Gena S


This was a big hit when I was growing up. I think KFC started having such a salad, so all my mom's friends went in search of a recipe for it. So this was served at every fish fry, or get together. I remember my mom saying it was better to fix 1 or 2 days ahead because the flavors blend more and more....getting better and better.


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  • 1 can(s)
    cut green beans
  • 1 can(s)
    yellow wax beans
  • 1 can(s)
    kidney beans
  • 1 c
    celery, finely chopped
  • 1
    green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1
    yellow onion (or any onion of your choice), finely chopped
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    salad oil
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make 3 Bean Salad-The 1960's Original Recipe


  1. Mix in a bowl all the beans (drained), and vegetables.
  2. In a separate small bowl mix the sugar, vinegar, salad oil, salt & pepper. Blend well.
  3. Pour & combine the oil and vinegar marinade over the bean/vegetable mix and let sit, covered in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.


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Course/Dish: Other Salads

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