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Festive Bean Salad

I had experimented with all kinds of bean salads before I hit on this one. My husband loves all the different bean varieties, and corn adds to the color and texture.—Dale Benoit, Monson, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    13 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the chili sauce, oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 199 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • veggiemama
    Feb 4, 2015

    Definitely better the next day. I actually didn't really like it on the first night and almost threw it out. Glad I tried it again the next day!

  • cindyscookiecupboard
    Jan 17, 2015

    This salad is great and even better the next day. Easy to prepare. A winner.

  • SaraMarx
    May 30, 2014

    This is a great, different bean salad. Wonderful to send in my husband's summer lunches. Good protein but lower in fat than many salads.

  • JkayC
    May 20, 2014

    Very good salad! Quick and easy too.

  • countrygal43
    May 24, 2011

    This is not your average bean salad! It tastes 1000% better than a three bean salad, and I will make it again and again.

  • niesgirl
    May 24, 2011

    Family doesn't eat black olives, so I omitted them. Yummy. Nice texture combinations.