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Colorful Four Bean Salad Recipe
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Colorful Four Bean Salad

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"This is a very tasty and easy bean salad made with four kinds of beans, red onion, and celery in a vinegar dressing. My friend next door gave it to me years ago."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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    20 mins

    1 day 20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the white sugar, vinegar, and vegetable oil. Stir in the celery, green pepper, red onion and pimentos. Pour the green beans, wax beans, lima beans and kidney beans into a colander, and rinse under cold water. Let drain for a few minutes, then stir into the bowl with the rest of the salad. Store in a large jar in the refrigerator, and shake or turn occasionally for 1 day to marinate. If you do not have a sealed container, simply stir the salad every few hours. This keeps for about a week, but will be gone sooner.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2005

I never thought I'd like bean salad! This was great - although I didn't use quite as much sugar (about 1/2 cup) and I used a little more vegetable oil (again, about 1/2 cup). I wonder what it would be like with balsamic or red wine vinegar? Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2006

Used black eyed peas, kidney and green beans as I did't have any of the others. Was delicious. Can't wait to make again.

May 04, 2005

I cut this recipe in half, added carrots, corn, and cucumbers. I also added celery seed to my dressing/ brine, and heated it on the stove to dissolve the sugar so it wasn't granular. My sister in law loved and so did I, and normally I HATE bean salads.

Jan 21, 2005

This is great

Nov 26, 2006

I'm glad I tried this salad and it turned out excellent. However, for $4.88 I can buy a big jar of 4 bean salad at Sam's Club - half the cost of the ingredients to make this recipe.

Jan 11, 2011

I had to make a few adjustments because I live in Argentina now and the food variety is not as great. I basically just picked 4 different types of beans, whatever I could get. I had to skipe the pimiento peppers too. I used red wine vinegar and less sugar and it still turned out really tasty! I don't eat much meat so this is a great way to get protein and a perfect summer dish.

Apr 19, 2007

Well ! My husband just couldn't eat it. My 1.5 year old and I could eat a little and now I have the entire amount in the refrigerator. I don't know what to do.

Jun 02, 2011

I kinda made it my own.... 1 can of chic peas, 1 can of green beans, 1 can of kidney, 1 can of black, pimentos, can of diced chillis, 1 can of diced tomatoes, jar of artichokes, onion, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 of olive oil, some italian seasoning...not bad, a good way to clean out your cupboards


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  • Calories
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 416 mg
  • 17%

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

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