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Bob's Bean Salad Recipe

Bob's Bean Salad

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"This is a tasty bean salad that is actually good for you!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss red bell pepper, onion, and artichokes together with kidney, pinto, and garbanzo beans. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk salt and sugar with white and balsamic vinegars until completely dissolved. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Adjust seasoning as desired.
  3. Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Serve chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2007

Great taste, lots of color ... an excellent salad!! In shopping for beans, I was surprised how many are canned with high fructose corn syrup! I couldn't find the correct size cans either (all had more than the recipe called for, but I used all the beans anyway). If you want to avoid corn syrup, here are the brands I found WITHOUT it: Pastene Kidney Beans, Shur Fine Pinto Beans, and Bush's Best Garbanzos. Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2010

Sorry, just wasn't crazy about this recipe. I did not use marinated artichokes - maybe that would have added more flavor.

Jun 25, 2005

This was delicious and made a nice side dish for grilling. I used un-marinated artichoke hearts for a healthier dish and green onion for color. I certainly recommend it!

May 12, 2005

This salad was excellent. I made it for a pot luck at work and was asked for the recipe by tons of people. The feta cheese is a great addition.

Sep 13, 2005


Feb 19, 2008

The dressing is perfect; somehow it brings out the sweetness of the beans. I subbed black beans for the pinto beans and plain artichoke hearts (instead of marinated), and added a couple stalks of celery that I happened to have the fridge. Even my 4-year-old liked it.

Aug 19, 2006


Jun 18, 2009

Okay, so now I am in love with Bob. Or at least with his salad. And I didn't even have some of the yummiest sounding ingredients. I usually am not fond of three bean salad. But this dressing with balsamic vinegar won me over. I confess though -- I added another 2 teaspoons of sugar. But probably not needed. I poured the dressing over frozen green beans (thawed), a can of garbonzo beans, a can of red beans, and three big green onions, chopped. Super good. I cannot wait to make it again and include the red pepper, artichokes, and feta cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 7.5 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 793 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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