Mediterranean Three-Bean Salad

Bean salads are a summer cookout staple and this Mediterranean take on bean salad is potluck perfect because it serves 12! Feta, olive oil, and Italian parsley are the ingredients that bring the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Three-Bean Salad
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
6 cups


  • 2 cup assorted fresh shelling beans, washed

  • 8 ounce fresh wax and/or green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup sliced red onion

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • Crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a 4- to 5-quart pot place shelling beans and water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Add wax and/or green beans. Cook 10 minutes more or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water; drain again.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, olive oil, sugar, mustard, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Add beans, onion, parsley, and mint; toss. Chill, covered, 4 to 24 hours. Top with feta. Serves 12.


You can substitute fully cooked dried beans for the fresh beans. Note: 1 cup of most types of dried beans yields 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6.2mg 31%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 212mg 5%
Folate, total 17.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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