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Four-Bean Salad

 Four-Bean Salad
"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!"
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.