Three-Bean Salad with Mint Recipe

While burgers and hot dogs are staples at the backyard barbecue this summer weekend, a healthy, delicious side dish is a must. Today’s recipe share is definitely a quick side dish for your next summer gathering that I just know your family and friends will enjoy. The olive oil used in this recipe totally takes the typical bean salad recipe to the next level with a fresh twist that will make for a flavorful, exquisite side featuring your home grown green beans.  I’ll be serving this up this weekend so be sure to follow me on Instagram. 

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Three-Bean Salad with Mint Recipe

Three-Bean Salad with Mint Recipe


  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 8-ounce package fresh frozen green beans, thawed
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of Gaea's Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Peel and quarter the red onion and slice it very thinly.
  2. Place the onion slices in a large bowl, and add all other ingredients.
  3. Stir and taste to see if you'd like more lemon zest or mint.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe and image share credit : Gaea Greek olive oil

[alert-note]About Gaea Kalamata [/alert-note]

I love this video… I have to share it again because it is such a touching story.

Find this video on the Gaea Kalamata YouTube Page.

Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the P.D.O. region of KALAMATA in the southwest Peloponnese, overlooking the Ionian Sea is a vast olive grove and the land that gave birth to the most sought-after world famous “Koroneiki” olive variety. Used solely for the production of this cold extracted superior category olive oil, the fresh, green handpicked Koroneiki olives deliver an extremely well-balanced oil with a unique pepper and almond aftertaste. Gaea Kalamata’s flavor profile includes an intense aroma of green banana and perennial herbs and a bright, peppery flavor of fresh green olives rich in antioxidants. Gaea products are available through a variety of leading grocery, mass and natural retail outlets including Whole Foods, Publix, Sprouts, Harris Teeter, H-E-B and others.

[alert-warning]What is your favorite side dish to serve up during the hot summer months?  I would love to hear about it so please be sure to comment below so we can connect.

Happy Weekend,



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