Amazingly Crisp Bean Salad

Delicious side dish

Spring is in the air and it's time to light up the bbq! This bean salad is easy, delicious, wonderfully colorful and the perfect partner for anything that comes off the grill. Most bean salads are too sweet for me but this recipe has just the right amount of sugar so that the sweetness doesn't overwhelm and the crunch is refreshing....this is not a mushy salad. You can use any kind of beans that you want: white beans, black eyed beans, navy beans etc., and you can substitute red onion for sweet onion.

You'll need:

For the marianade:

1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup cider vinegar. Mix ingredients together in a small saucepan, give it a quick stir and bring to a just a boil. Remove from heat immediately and let cool completely.

For the salad:

1 can of dark red kidney beans (drained and do not rinse)

1 can of black beans (drained and do not rinse)

1 can of garbonzo beans (drained and do not rinse)

1 can whole kernel corn (drained)

2 cans of french style green beans (drained)

2 or more cups of chopped celery. I like a lot of crunch so I use a lot.

1 medium to large chopped sweet onion. again, I like sweet onions so I tend to put a lot in.

Put ingredients into large bowl, add the cooled marinade and stir to mix. Cover and refriderate for several hours, until chilled, stirring every half hour or so.


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neeta chauhan 4 years ago from Pakistan

Hi Moon fairy,

thanks for replying to my question and secondly i think you have hit the bulls eye the answer you have given is what happens with a person generally you never know how, when and where you will fall in love with ?

or maybe you are so disillusioned that the thought of marriage makes one sick to the core.

Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us.

take care ,


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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks for the comment neeta chauhan. I'm a little confused though. first you say I hit the bulls eye and then you say I may be disillusioned at the thought of marriage. My first marriage was a disaster and I thought I'd never take the step again..but I met my love and am now happily married! Are we reading each other wrong?

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neeta chauhan 4 years ago from Pakistan

You are more then welcome moon fairy . What i meant was that the reply you gave me initially was the correct one to my question that was the answer i was looking for and you hit the bulls eye.

And secondly i mean is that mostly women are disillusioned by the thought of a second marriage after having a bad marriage in the past ..... I am so happy for you may God keep you happy always


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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks again neeta chauhan...I appreciate the feedback and I wish you peace as well!

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I like the different ingredients you added. I love celery and its crunchiness. Thanks for sharing.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

you're welcome carol7777, it's a deliciously crunchy salad and not too sweet and it can also hold it's own weight as a quick lunch =)

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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

I love beans, crunchy especially steam beans

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moonfairy 2 years ago Author

peachpurple, if you love crunchy then you'll love this salad!!! Thanks for stopping by =)

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