Picnic Week: Three Bean Salad

by Elise Schwartz | June 21, 2011 1:16 PM

Picnic Week continues!  This is my spin on the classic Three Bean Salad.

Three Bean Salad
Makes 10 Servings

2 cups organic green beans (fresh or frozen thawed), 1 inch pieces
2 cups organic yellow beans (fresh or frozen thawed), 1 inch pieces
2 cups organic red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup organic bell pepper (any color), diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/2 cup Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp raw honey (OMIT IF ADVANCED PLAN)
16 drops pure liquid stevia
1 tsp sea salt
Fresh pepper, to taste
1-2 pinches fresh thyme leaves (optional)
1 Tbsp organic unsweetened whole-grain mustard (optional)

1.)  Bring a large saucepan of filtered water to boil.  Add in the green and yellow beans and cook until crisp tender, about 5-8 minutes.  Remove from saucepan with a slotted spoon and drop into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and refresh.  Drain and spread beans over a clean tea towel or unbleached paper towel to dry.

2.)  In a large bowl, add green, yellow, and kidney beans, bell pepper, and onion.

3.)  In a medium bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.  Pour dressing over bean mixture.  Toss three bean salad well and chill for at least 4 hours.  Stir again before serving.

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