Forget to plan a dish for the neighborhood potluck? Heather Molzan of Edmonton, Alberta offers a speedy solution from the pantry that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. "Additional veggies give traditional bean salad an extra boost of flavor," she notes. "It tastes just as good when made a day or two ahead of time."
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- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
- 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) whole mushrooms, drained
- 1 medium green pepper, julienned
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
- Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Bean Salad Medley in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p15