Bean Salads are absolutely wonderful to serve during the heat of Summer. Our friend, Julie, of Get Healthy Cheap has offered to share her bean salad variation; which we personally ♥love♥ ~ If you're looking for real food; real families; eating better on a budget...then you'll love Julie's blog!
Julie says, "I love this salad! It travels well for pot lucks and picnics and just plain tastes great with dinner or lunch!"
1 can cut or whole green beans (drained)
1 can wax beans (drained)
1 can garbanzo beans (drained)
1 can red kidney beans (rinsed & drained)
1/2 a medium onion
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper
1/8 cup sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. celery salt
salt & pepper to taste
Drain all of the beans and put in a large serving bowl. Pulverize the onion and bell pepper in a food processor separately. Add each to the beans. Lightly mix before adding liquids & spices. Mix sugar, vinegar, oil and spices in a small bowl and pour over bean mixture. Stir. Refrigerate until chilled.
Tips & Comments
Some people prefer more sugar, make sure you season to your own tastes. I tried making this with balsamic vinegar and the taste was a little too sweet for me.
I think the key to this recipe is using a food processor on the onions and peppers. It brings out the flavors without the chunks. It also makes it more kid friendly.
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