Mediterranean Bean Bounty: Three Bean Salad


Step into the flavors of the Mediterranean with our Mediterranean Bean Bounty: Three Bean Salad. This salad is a harmonious blend of green beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas, complemented by the crispness of cucumbers, the sweetness of tomatoes, and the tang of red onions. Tossed with feta cheese, dressed in a light vinaigrette, and garnished with fresh parsley and black olives, this salad is a celebration of fresh and wholesome ingredients.

Mediterranean Bean Bounty: Three Bean Salad

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 8g


  • Green beans: 150 grams (1 cup)
  • Kidney beans, drained and rinsed: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Chickpeas, drained and rinsed: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Tomatoes, diced: 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Cucumber, diced: 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Red onion, finely chopped: 50 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Feta cheese, crumbled: 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Olive oil: 60 ml (1/4 cup)
  • Red wine vinegar: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 30 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Black olives, sliced: 50 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Blanch green beans in boiling water, then cool in an ice bath.
  2. In a large bowl, combine green beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.
  5. Add feta cheese, parsley, and black olives. Gently mix.
  6. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Culinary Tips

  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice for extra zing.
  • Let the salad marinate for an hour before serving for enhanced flavors.


Can I add other vegetables?

Absolutely, bell peppers or artichokes would be great additions.

How long can I store this salad?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I make this salad vegan?

Omit the feta cheese or use a vegan alternative.

Enjoy our Mediterranean Bean Bounty: Three Bean Salad as a light lunch, a side dish, or a part of your summer feast. It's a refreshing, nutritious choice that brings the essence of the Mediterranean right to your table. Here's to healthful, joyful eating! 🌿🥗🌞