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Four-Bean Salad Recipe
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Four-Bean Salad Recipe

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"MY MOTHER gave me this recipe. It was actually a three-bean salad, but I added the garbanzo beans (which are also know as chick peas). It goes over big at potlucks because it's not too sweet and not too sour. Be careful to get the vinegar and sugar mixture just right—no guessing on the amounts!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup julienned green pepper
  • 8 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 172 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine all of the beans, green pepper and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight, stirring several times. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Four-Bean Salad in Reminisce May/June 1992, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 172 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

I found this in my church potluck cookbook from taste of home. I made it to take to a church supper and everyone loved it. A definite keeper.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

rave reviews at a pot-luck picnic. diffinitely will make this again. Thanks.

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

I've made this several times. Great for picnics.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

Yep- looks almost like the one I make, only I use thin red onion slices...

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