Three Bean Salad
- 15 oz can green beans
- 15 oz can yellow or wax beans
- 15 oz can kidney beans
- 1 onion, sliced
- 3/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- pepper to taste
First drain and rinse all of the canned beans. I do this by dumping them all into a colander and running cold water over them. After draining off the rinse water, transfer the beans to a large bowl. Add the thinly sliced onions. Meanwhile, in a quart sized saucepan combine the vinegar, oil and sugar. Bring it to a boil on the stove. Remove it immediately, and pour it over the beans and onions. Add a bit of pepper if you like. Chill and serve. This recipe serves about 12 people. It keeps for several weeks in the fridge, so serve it once a week for a month if desired. It is also great for picnics because it can’t go bad in the sun like mayonnaise based salads can.
To make a Vegetarian Main Dish Salad, you can replace the yellow wax beans with canned Chickpeas or Black Beans. I almost always use canned beans for this recipe because I am lazy. Using fresh or frozen beans, or cooked dry beans would be much cheaper. Use 2 cups of each type of cooked bean if you go this route.
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