Monday, August 6, 2012

Bean Salad

Well, this was supposed to be a garden bean salad, but thanks to the bad drought this year, beans are hard to find. So, I used canned beans instead. I was very happy with the results.

 You can pretty much use whatever beans you like or have on hand.

This salad is very much like my mom's bean salad, except that it uses red onion instead of white, and apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. Both versions are great.

Makes: 6-8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Printable Recipe


  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cans beans, rinsed and drained (green, wax, kidney, white, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper

1. Place the onion in a bowl of water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain well.

2. In a small bowl,whisk together the vinegar, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Drizzle in the oil while still whisking.

3. Place the beans in a large bowl. Add in the onions and dressing. Mix well. Sprinkle with the parsley and season with salt and pepper.

4. Let set at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, before serving.

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