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Bean Salad

I’ve covered knitting, spinning and a meme this week. I’m left with nothing to talk about but food. That’s okay, though, because I like talking about food.

A week or so ago Cindy posted a dinner that included bean salad. I asked for the recipe, which she gladly shared, and I made it Wednesday night. Cindy then agreed to allow me to share it with all of you – so here you go.


Bean Salad a la Cindy

4 stalks celery, finely chopped
1/2 large purple onion, finely chopped
2 large handfuls green beans – blanched for 2 minutes and then cut into 1″ pieces
4-5 cans assorted beans
1/2 – 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 cloves fresh garlic
1 T dry mustard

So, combine the celery, onion, green beans and canned beans (I used kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans and garbanzo beans. I think I’d leave out the pinto beans next time, they were kind of mushy) in a large bowl. Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and mustard and pour over the beans. Eat right away or refrigerate.

It’s quick and delicious. Loaded with fiber and lots of flavor. Perfect for your Memorial Day weekend cook outs, in fact. Enjoy!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this… green bean salad is one of my favorite side dishes and I’d kind of forgotten about it. I think I’ll make it for the reunion this weekend. 🙂

  2. A very timely posting! We are indeed having a cookout Sunday though it’s in celebration of Chris’s college graduation rather than Memorial Day but we need sides all the same to go with our pulled pork. I love that you use fresh green beans for this, yum!

  3. Mmmm, yum. 3-Bean Salad was a staple of my growing up years — along with Pasta Salad w/Tuna, Popcorn & Kool-Aid, Jell-O Parfaits — but you can never have too many beans, now, can you?

  4. That looks so yummy, not to mention easy, that, although I can’t eat it, I may make it for the next cookout we get invited to.

  5. You could substitute wax beans for the pintos!
    I love love love 3-bean salad (green, wax, kidneys)…but I also have a recipe for 7 vegetable salad which uses those 3 and carrot coins, corn (and the onion and celery).

    Variation is a good thing! I hadn’t tried the garbanzos so that’s a new treat…

  6. Oh, yum. You know what would be really good in this? A little bacon…

    I know, I’m bad. I love bean salad, though!

  7. Hi! This has nothing to do with todays post but when do your re-enactments start? I so look forward to the pictures and the narrative from you. Have a great day. sandy

  8. oh my – I love me a good bean salad.
    I was thinking about blogging about food too (too funny) I made some incredible fish recently.. bbq style.. might share 🙂

  9. Thank you. That looks so very good. It will be a good side dish for the Memorial Day gathering, which is growing in numbers.

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