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Tangy Four-Bean Salad

 Tangy Four-Bean Salad
Canned beans makes this colorful salad easy to fix, while a no-fuss dressing lends sweet-and-sour flair. Green pepper and mushrooms help it stand out from other bean medleys. Sharon Cain of Revelstoke, British Columbia shared the recipe.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 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 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, mushrooms, green pepper and
  • onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over bean mixture and stir to coat. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield:
  • 12 servings.

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Tangy Four-Bean Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 162 calories, 6 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.