Bean and Onion Salad with Health Benefits

Yummy Bean Salad

Tasty Bean and Onion Salad


1/4 cup apple juice

1/2 medium size onion, chopped

1 red onion, sliced

2 medium size carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, sliced

1/3 cup vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 T sugar

1 T cornstarch

1 beef or vegetable bouillon cube

8 oz. can of red kidney beans

16 oz. can of black beans


1. In a large skillet, add apple juice and heat over medium high heat. Add chopped onion, carrots, and sliced celery for two minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.

2. In a small bowl, stir together vinegar, water, sugar, cornstarch, and beef or vegetable bouillon cube. Break down the cube as much as possible.

3. Add this mixture to the skillet. Cook and stir over medium high heat for two minutes, or until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

4. Stir in beans that had been drained. Cook additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through. Garnish with sliced red onions, if desired.

Tasty recipe can be served hot or cold and serves 6.

Note: Add a can or corn or other type of beens can be added or substituted to this mixture as a variation (shown in the photo).

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Benefits of Red Kidney Beans

Red kidney beans provide a large amount of folate and tryptophan. Folate is a natural form of folic acid, also known as B1. Folic acid aids in producing healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of healthy new cells growth, and for preventing changes to DNA and thus preventing cancer.

Tryptophan supports feelings of well-being, calm, serenity, relaxation, and concentration. It helps with low mood swings and mild manic states. Tryptophan is a natural sleep aid. It reduces carbohydrate cravings, thus aiding in supporting healthy weight.

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Teddletonmr 6 years ago from Midwest USA

Bean and onion salid, sounds like a great dish. I can't wait to try it.

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PaulaK 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

Yum! Sounds like a great recipe!

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

That look and sound so good, beans are one of my favorite foods. Love the bean onion salad health benefits hub. thanks :)

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Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga


every one,and in many ways of eating them.Thinks for


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I think we call this Redneck caviar! lol

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David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

Aced it again, Sandy. Thanks.

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anglnwu 6 years ago

Looks fabulous and since I love beans, this may be the dish to try. Thanks for sharing.

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Loren's Gem 6 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

I love salads and beans, too! So this recipe really just sounds great to me! I'll be looking forward to try making this at home. Thanks! :-)

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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

Awesome hub, I love salad.

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Sounds delish, Sandy!

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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

This looks and sounds really good. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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PhoenixV 6 years ago from USA

Great hub !

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Hea I tried this bean and onion salad and it is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Dr irum 6 years ago

Its so nice recipe with nutritious ingrdients ,you mentioned its benefit ,really awesome .Thanks my dear to share with us.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is great mix of salad. I believe this is healthy salad I've ever known. Great recipes, I think it easy to make this food. I like something healthy food and I found that here. Great hub, Sandy. I rate this UP.


Charlie 6 years ago

you have made me hungry for this now.

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mulberry1 6 years ago

This looks and sounds really good, I will bookmark this one.

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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Sounds like this would make a good dinner or a side dish. Thanks for sharing.

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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Yummy this sounds sooo delicious and healthy too. Rated up, bookmarked and shared. Thanks for sharing this glorious "summertime" meal.

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jennshealthstore 6 years ago from Florida

Thats sounds great! I love those kind of dishes. Thanks for the recipe.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks for the comments. It just goes to show that eating healthy can also taste good.

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boxxies 6 years ago

It sounds delicious and one recipe that I will try.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Let me know what you think, boxxies.

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katrinasui 6 years ago

It sounds delicious. I love beans so i will definitely try this recipe.

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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Informative and well shared article. Thanks for sharing.

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