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Bean and Onion Salad with Health Benefits

Updated on February 12, 2015

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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    • Sun-Girl profile image

      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Informative and well shared article. Thanks for sharing.

    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 6 years ago

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

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Let me know what you think, boxxies.

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      boxxies 7 years ago

      It sounds delicious and one recipe that I will try.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

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

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      Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

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

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      pmccray 7 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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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

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

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

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

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      Charlie 7 years ago

      you have made me hungry for this now.

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      prasetio30 7 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.


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      Dr irum 7 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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      katiem2 7 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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      PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

      Great hub !

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Sounds delish, Sandy!

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      zzron 7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Awesome hub, I love salad.

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      Loren's Gem 7 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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      anglnwu 7 years ago

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

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      David Stone 7 years ago from New York City

      Aced it again, Sandy. Thanks.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I think we call this Redneck caviar! lol

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      Apostle Jack 7 years ago from Atlanta Ga


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


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      katiem2 7 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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      Paula Kirchner 7 years ago from Austin. Texas

      Yum! Sounds like a great recipe!

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      Mike Teddleton 7 years ago from Midwest USA

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