Easy Colorful Three-Bean Winter Salad

Photo Credit: Angela Tague
The lack of a garden or local farmer's market makes the winter months tough. How in the world am I supposed to enjoy fresh, local produce with a blanket of snow on the ground?

It's time to get creative with what's available at the grocery store.

I was craving a non-leafy salad the other day and tossed this little gluten-free gem together. It was delicious enough to eat as a main course. Leftovers worked well as a side dish. If you love three-bean salad, give this simple vegetarian recipe a try!

Colorful Three-Bean Winter Salad
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 2 cups three-bean salad (homemade from a jar, or canned)
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (or soak and cook your own!)
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and let them soak in the tart dressing from the three bean salad. Enjoy!

What types of salad have you been making during this cool weather?

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living


  1. Sounds yummy! What is the tart dressing?

    1. Hi Evalina, Thanks for stopping by! When you buy or make three-bean salad, it is made with a vinegar-based dressing that has a tart flavor. It's usually made from sugar, vinegar and some spices like onion powder or garlic. ~Angela

  2. That three-bean winter salad looks good. I'll have to give it a try.

    1. Hi Susanne, It sure was tasty! I need to make another batch soon. It keeps well in the refrigerator too! ~Angela


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