old fashioned 5 bean salad

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This classic salad is good with everything! I love it paired with grilled steak and baked potatoes or  slow roasted chicken and potato salad. It reminds me of church basement pot lucks and summer picnics.

1 (14.5 oz.) can green beans (not French cut)

1 (14.5 oz.) can wax beans

1 (14.5 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1 (14.5 oz.) can kidney beans

1 (14.5 oz.) can pinto beans

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow or white onion

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or white vinegar

1/2 cup light olive oil

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Drain and rinse all beans very well. Transfer them to a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt and pepper until sugar dissolves completely. Mix well. Add this mixture to the big bowl of beans along with the chopped bell pepper and onion. Mix well. Refrigerate for 8 hours (or overnight) prior to serving.



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  4 comments for “old fashioned 5 bean salad

  1. Jerri
    February 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    love this recipe and I will sometimes add a can of drained carrot coins for added color.

  2. Susan
    March 25, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I love the 5 bean salad !!!

  3. Linda
    June 23, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Please add me to your list, love your recipies

  4. Sandy
    March 30, 2016 at 9:14 am

    very similar to my own recipe – i use the same combo of beans and the bell pepper, apple cider vinegar and red onion, thinly sliced (and i use extra virgin olive oil), and i also add sliced canned mushrooms and canned artichoke hearts (drain both well before adding). better the longer it sits in the fridge!

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