Three Bean Mediterranean Salad {Gluten Free}


This gluten free Three Bean Mediterranean Salad is the perfect picnic dish for Memorial Day!

Happy Meatless Monday, friends! While I wish I had a new recipe to share with you, that is just not the case this week.  My weekend was a bit cray cray and time in the kitchen just didn’t happen. 

On Friday I came down with a terrible infection out of no where and it hit me HARD.  Since I don’t have time to be sick (who does?), I spent a good four hours at urgent care for them to finally stab with me some hardcore antibiotic in the butt, write me a script for more antibiotics and send me on my merry way.  

Though the shot in the butt her way more than a bee sting, it was so worth it.  By Saturday I was feeling fine enough to function and by Sunday I was well enough to hold my first DVRT Workshop that went off rather amazingly, if I do say so myself.  

More on that to come soon but for now, I will leave you with this Three Bean Mediterranean Salad that originally appeared on my blog last July.  If you think about it, it’s sorta festive looking and would make the perfect picnic dish for Memorial Day! 

Three Bean Mediterranean Salad

 While not exactly patriotic or red, white and blue, it is pretty delicious.  

Three Bean Mediterranean Salad

To make it, I simply threw together three different types of beans, tomatoes, olives, capers, dressed it with some olive oil and lemon juice then sprinkled some feta & parsley on top.  Easy, peasy and naturally gluten free! 

Three Bean Mediterranean Salad

Three Bean Mediterranean Salad

Three Bean Mediterranean Salad

 

THREE BEAN MEDITERRANEAN SALAD


 

Recipe

Ingredients:

 

  • 15.5 oz Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained & rinsed 
  • 15 oz Garbanzo Beans, drained & rinsed 
  • 15.5 oz Cannellini Beans, drained & rinsed 
  • 1 cup Cherub tomatoes, halved 
  • 2 cups mixed Greek olives, pitted 
  • 1 3.5 oz jar capers, drained 
  • 1/8 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • Sprinkle garlic powder 
  • 2 tbsp curly leaf parsley, chopped 
  • Sprinkle feta cheese, if desired 

 

Directions: 

  1. Combine beans, tomatoes, capers and olives in a large bowl. 
  2. Mix in olive oil and lemon juice. 
  3. Season with garlic powder to taste.
  4. Sprinkle in chopped parsley. 
  5. Sprinkle feta on top- or mix in more throughout the rest of the pasta, if desired. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Note: I didn’t season with salt due to saltiness of capers, olives and feta.  Crushed red pepper flakes might also give it a flavorful kick if you like it spicy! :)


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59 Comments

Michelle
Reply July 3, 2015

Oh how I wish I liked olives! I would omit the olives though and be just fine! Enjoy your birthday/holiday weekend!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    You can totally omit the olives and it will still taste pretty yummy! Hope you had a great weekend too! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply July 3, 2015

My hubby just brought home for me a big jar of olives from his business trip to Greece! I just wrote down this recipe for the weekend, right up my alley! Have a great bar b q!
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Ahhh, so jealous! I bet those olives taste that much better since they are from Greece!!!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply July 3, 2015

What a gorgeous salad! I love anything like this with beans- lots of protein :-)
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thanks! Me too- beans are a great way to fill up :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply July 3, 2015

Oh, friends, they are always there to lift you up, right? :P Is it weird that I want to take the beans out and eat the rest of this with a piece of crusty bread?
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Haha not weird at all, that would taste pretty delicious! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply July 3, 2015

You had me as soon as I saw the olives in this. I am loving beans in salad at the moment, as it's a good way to get some extra protein.

    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    The olives and beans are such a yummy combo! :)

Marcia
Reply July 3, 2015

Looks delish! Happy holiday weekend!

    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thanks! Hope you had a great weekend!

Farrah
Reply July 3, 2015

Love how simple this recipe is! :D I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :D
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    It is SO simple and so yummy! It was a huge hit with my family too :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply July 3, 2015

ooh I love a good bean salad! yum. Have a great weekend
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thanks, hope you did too!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply July 3, 2015

Yum! Love Mediterranean style side dishes. Can't go wrong with those flavor combos! Hope you have a WONDERFUL bday/July 4th weekend :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Totally agree! Thanks, hope you had a great weekend too!

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply July 3, 2015

this looks like such a great salad for tomorrow! Thanks for sharing :)

    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thanks for linking up! :)

Sarah
Reply July 3, 2015

This looks delicious!! I nay have to whip this up Sunday. I think I will be cooking this weekend but will have to see as we have had a change in plans and were suppose to be gone but last minute myb grandma was rushed to the hospital and later last night another family member. So this weekend it is go with the flow.
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! Hope everything is okay <3

Lauren
Reply July 3, 2015

This looks so yummy. I love olives and feta!

    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    They are a yummy combo :)

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
Reply July 3, 2015

This will be made very soon!
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Yay! Let me know what you think!

Amanda
Reply July 4, 2015

Look delicious! I've never had a salad quite like this. Pinning for later :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Yay, hope you enjoy! :)

Harriet Emily
Reply July 4, 2015

Wow, this looks soooo tasty! I adore the freshness of mediterranean food and all it's flavours. This salad is just my kind of dish. I love the mixture of beans you used too - kidney beans are my favourite!
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thanks! I just kind of grabbed beans that I enjoyed and put a Mediterranean spin on it- very yummy and very easy to make!

Amber
Reply July 4, 2015

your friends are too funny, you are NOT old, and you look AMAZING for 30 :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply July 6, 2015

    Awww well, thank you! :D

Eva
Reply July 6, 2015

I love three bean salad. And it looks so good on a summer table.
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Sarah
Reply May 16, 2016

This looks delicious! My girls love olives I wonder if I could get them to eat this, it would be great for getting protein with the beans. Definitely a great picnic option.

I did try to link up, I have links to both of your blogs in my post and I just checked the link but it is saying no back link and giving me anow error. Happy Meatless Monday!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply May 16, 2016

Hope you are feeling better now! What a bummer that you got sick on your big weekend :-(( Thanks for hosting.

Debbie
Reply May 16, 2016

I'm sorry you were so sick! Glad the antibiotics worked though! This salad sounds so good! Bean salads are one of those things I hated as a kid and have come to adore as an adult.
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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply May 16, 2016

The shot in the butt does help! Glad you are feeling better! I love an easy salad and the olives make anything great!

Lauren
Reply May 16, 2016

Yum! And this is perfect for Memorial Day weekend too! Glad you are feeling better:)
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Carmy
Reply May 16, 2016

Love this! Looks delicious!
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Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply May 16, 2016

I love bean salads! This looks perfect for a summer bbq.

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply May 16, 2016

It just looks so flavorful! I need to give this recipe a try to mix things up!
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Kimberly Hatting
Reply May 16, 2016

O.U.C.H. I have not been shot in the buttocks in a long time....glad it made you feel better, though!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply May 16, 2016

What a great side for a summer BBQ.

Courtney
Reply May 16, 2016

Yum! So many of my favorite flavors! :)

Jenn
Reply May 17, 2016

Yum! I would probably skip the capers, but this looks delicious!

Coco
Reply May 17, 2016

That does look great. I love these kinds of dishes! The fresh parsley and feta really make it great.

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply May 17, 2016

I'm so glad you are feeling better! This salad looks almost medicinal! It will be great to bring to potlucks and picnics.

Liz
Reply May 17, 2016

Seriously can't wait to try this!

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply May 17, 2016

I'm so glad you're feeling better! This salad looks delicious. I love olives so this is right up my alley. :)

GiGi Eats
Reply May 17, 2016

When I hear or see Mediterranean... I immediately think - FOOD FOOD FOOD!!!! :) This salad... Well, yes! Now I wanna go travel to Europpeeee!

Michelle Rogers
Reply May 17, 2016

My family would really like this! Thanks for sharing!

Ange // Cowgirl Runs
Reply May 17, 2016

I love feta and olives and beans!! That salad looks amazing!

Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy
Reply May 17, 2016

I pretty much LOVE anything Mediterranean and this looks incredible! Perfect for a lunch or even as a side dish at a lunch party or dinner party! YES!

Natalie
Reply May 17, 2016

I am so glad you are feeling better!!! This salad looks so refreshing and love all the bright colors!! My family would gobble this in an instant!!
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vicki
Reply May 18, 2016

Glad you are doing better! This dish looks spectacular!

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply May 18, 2016

im glad those antibiotics are working well for you...coz seriously no one has time to be sick. i have made bean salad before but nothing compared to this one. this is a step up version with olives, capers and such and im totally loving it.

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply May 18, 2016

Sounds like a great dish for summer BBQs. Now if only the summer weather would start to make an appearance...

carly @ FitLiving Eats
Reply May 18, 2016

I love simple salads like this one! Hope you're feeling better :-)

Rachel
Reply May 18, 2016

Looks super tasty!

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