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Mixed Bean Salad

 Mixed Bean Salad
Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and
  • pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle
  • with dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve
  • with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 207 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 546 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.