Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mom's 3-bean Salad

You know those church or company picnics you go to and you go through the line trying to find something to put on your plate that will fit into the salad category so you don't feel like you're eating complete junk? You know the feeling when you spot something green, and by green I'm not talking about food coloring, and you are so excited?! This is the salad you see. This summery, slightly sweet salad will do just the trick at the next picnic (or BBQ) and make someone very happy that there is in fact something 'healthy' on the table.

Mom's 3-bean Salad
  • 2 can dark red kidney beans
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 2 cans wax beans (if you can't find wax beans, up the garbanzos to 2 cans, and add a can of great northern)
  • 1 can garbanzo
  • Scallions (or red onion) to taste (in my opinion, it's just not the same without the onion in there!)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
--Rinse and drain all beans and put in a large bowl
--Add the onion
--Mix the vinegar, oil, and sugar and pour over the beans.
--Cover and chill until ready to serve

This is one of those great make-ahead recipes as it's really better the next day!

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