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Bean Salad Recipes

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These easy recipes usually start with canned beans mixed with veggies in a vinegar based dressing. Great for potlucks and special events as it keeps longer than salads with fresh veggies. This page contains recipes for Bean Salad.
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August 12, 2009

This salad is great at fish frys. We cannot eat seafood without this.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Drain beans. Add eggs, pickles, pimento. Add mayo to consistency you desire. Easy to alter if you like more pickles or more eggs.

Servings: 6
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
5 for eggs Minutes Cooking Time

Source: This recipe came from my mother who is in heaven right now.

By Peggy McBEe from Jesup, GA

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By 3 found this helpful
July 18, 2011
One of my mom's favorites

Ingredients:

  • 1 (regular size) can green beans
  • 1 (regular size) can wax beans
  • 1 (regular size) can kidney beans
  • 1 large red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil

Directions:

Drain cans of beans and place beans in a bowl. Add onion and green pepper. Blend together remaining 3 ingredients. Combine with bean mixture and refrigerate for 12-24 hours. Serves 10.

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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May 28, 20041 found this helpful

This is a nice anytime salad. It is easy to prepare the day before a picnic.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Put all the ingredients other than vinegar and oil into a mixing bowl and stir. Then add vinegar and oil and toss lightly. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors mix together. Pour excessive juices off the salad before serving.

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July 15, 2008

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpea
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn
  • 1/2 cup baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. fat-free mayonnaise
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
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Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together. Cool it in refrigerator. You can use it at any time.

By Saleela from Doha

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By 0 found this helpful
March 10, 2009

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Let set in covered bowl several hours or overnight. Drain and serve.

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October 8, 2008

Bean salads are great for summer gatherings.

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September 16, 2012

Great tangy sauce that goes over these beans and veggies!

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October 7, 2011

My step-mother really likes this salad! Great if you like different varieties of beans.

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July 14, 2011

My mother has always loved bean salad. Not one of my personal faves, but definitely one of hers.

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November 30, 2010

Drain all the beans well and mix together. Then stir in the onion, celery and pepper. Stir in dressing. Let stand several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

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June 18, 2009

This is one that my mom really likes. I'm honestly not real big on it because I don't care much for beans, unless they are baked or green! :) However, I do know many people do like this recipe and I hope you will, too.

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January 14, 2009

Drain all canned ingredients. Add part of vegetable liquid to salad dressing. Let stand overnight.

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October 7, 2008

Mix dressing ingredients and set aside. Drain all canned vegetables, mix with fresh vegetables. Put into a large, covered container and pour dressing on top.

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Refrigerate overnight before serving. Keeps well for 2 weeks.

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February 22, 2007

This is a great salad that is high in fiber and is easy to make.

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December 2, 20160 found this helpful

This page contains a 3 bean pasta salad recipe. Assorted beans and pasta make a delicious main dish salad.

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July 15, 2011

I am just looking for a good old fashioned recipe for a three bean salad.

By Jackie

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July 18, 20110 found this helpful

This is my mother's recipe; she got it from one of her friends about 1950. Does that qualify as "old-fashioned"?

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1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained well)
1 can garbonza beans (rinsed and drained well)
1 can green beans (drained well)
1 can yellow/wax beans (drained well)
1 red or yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
Few thin slices of onion

Cover with:

1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (more or less to taste)
Pepper to taste

Mix and allow salad to marinate overnight in refrigerator. (Any combination of beans is good; depends on what you like.)

Dottie

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

Here is the one I use all the time. got it from "Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers" cook book.
1 can green beans, drained
1 can dark red kidney beans, drain and rinse
1 can yellow wax beans, drained
1 onion cut in rings, and halved
1/4 tsp whole celery seed

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Toss with dressing. Marinate several hours.
Dressing:
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup veg oil *(I use half water)
3/4 cup sugar
bring to boil and pour over beans.
*NOTE: I find that cutting the oil in half does not effect the taste of salad, but saves on oil and calories.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

You can purchase 3-bean salad at the grocery store, much easier and it is delicious.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

My Mom use to make this back in the 1950's.

Three Bean Salad

1 can waxed yellow beans
1 can cut green beans
1 can kidney beans
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup salad oil
1/4 cup vinegar
3/4 cup sugar

Mix and place in refrigerator to marinate at least one hour before serving.

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May 15, 2006

I am looking for a 3 Bean Italian salad, I had it while in the hospital and it tasted fantastic. I know hospital food usually doesn't taste good, but this was! I know it had white beans (navy or great northern) and pimentos and a great dressing, the rest I don't remember. Anyone have a real good one?

TIA
AJ from Springfield, MO

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By Yvonne (Guest Post)
May 16, 20060 found this helpful

I've bought a bean salad similar to what you describe at the Sam's Club in Springfield MO. It might be the one you are looking for. It comes in a large jar (almost a gallon) but will keep a long time in the refrigerator.

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By Colleen (Guest Post)
May 17, 20060 found this helpful

I make a great bean salad, you can use almost any kind of beans.
3 or 4 cans of different kind of beans
1/2 cup finely chopped onion & celery
1/2 cup cider vinager
1/2 suger or splenda
1/2 oil

Rince & drain beans
add oinion & celery
mix sugar & liquids & pour over. Let sit in fridge for a few hours.

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By Willem (Guest Post)
May 22, 20060 found this helpful

South African Recipe

1 large onion
1 greenpepper
2 tins (410 g) butterbeans
2 tins (410 g) cut greenbeans
2 tins (410 g) baked beans

SAUCE:

250 ml vinegar
200 ml salad oil
100 g (125 ml) white sugar
37,5 ml dried basil

Peel and grate onion. Halve greenpepper, remove pips and cut up. Drain butterbeans and cut greenbeans.
Mix together lightly the onion, greenpepper, butterbeans, cut greenbeans and baked beans.
Mix together the vinegar, salad oil, white sugar and basil. Add the bean mix to this mixture. Dish into glass jars and keep refrigerated.

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March 10, 2013

I have a large jar of bean salad which was bought at Costco. I'm not practically fond of it (my husband bought it), but if anyone has any ideas on how to dress it up, please share. Thank you.

By sooz

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March 12, 20130 found this helpful

I drain the liquid, add my own salad dressing, also add feta cheese.

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March 12, 20130 found this helpful

Add a couple of spoonfuls to your tossed salad.

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