Exceptional Marinated Four Bean Salad


In a class by itself

I am not usually a big fan of three or four bean salad but this is delightful. There is a tinge of sweetness to it that makes it over the top from other four bean salads I've tried. The dry mustard, basil and tarragon blend create a flavor that is unique and memorable. Perfect compliment for most main dishes and appropriate for any season. This salad is in a class by itself.


  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 can yellow wax beans, drained
  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon basil, ground or freshly chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon tarragon, ground or freshly chopped


  1. Mix vegetables well in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix vinegar, oil, sugar, basil, dry mustard, and tarragon. Cover and let marinate for several hours or overnight, stirring several times. Serves 4 to 6 people.
  3. Pour over vegetable mix and toss thoroughly.
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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Yum. I do love beans of all types and bean salad, made well, is wonderful. Your recipe sounds delicious and I shall try it this summer. We have lots of picnics because we hike into forests to see waterfalls. I could take this along in my backpack. Thanks for the great idea.

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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

Hi HB, you won't be disapointed. Have fun.

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