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Festive Bean Salad Recipe

Festive Bean Salad Recipe

I had experimented with all kinds of bean salads before I hit on this one. My husband loves all the different bean varieties, and corn adds to the color and texture.—Dale Benoit, Monson, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:13 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the chili sauce, oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat.
  • 2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 13 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 199 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Festive Bean Salad

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 219706
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Definitely better the next day. I actually didn't really like it on the first night and almost threw it out. Glad I tried it again the next day!"

cindyscookiecupboard User ID: 7012548 218041
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"This salad is great and even better the next day. Easy to prepare. A winner."

SaraMarx User ID: 135276 148868
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"This is a great, different bean salad. Wonderful to send in my husband's summer lunches. Good protein but lower in fat than many salads."

JkayC User ID: 5673362 193587
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"Very good salad! Quick and easy too."

countrygal43 User ID: 5781869 192233
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This is not your average bean salad! It tastes 1000% better than a three bean salad, and I will make it again and again."

niesgirl User ID: 3725982 115065
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Family doesn't eat black olives, so I omitted them. Yummy. Nice texture combinations."

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