Bean Relish

Bean Relish

Kathy W. 32

"My dad's friend used to serve this as an appetizer in his restaurant in Ipswich, Mass. He shared it with us many years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since. Serve with crackers or favorite crudites."


10 m servings 652 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 652 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 36.6 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.9g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 1556 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together beans, onion, garlic, mayonnaise, and relish. Season with salt, white pepper, and mustard. Mix well, and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
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  1. 35 Ratings


This was tasty, and easy to make. I cant say that this was a dish I couldn't stop eating, I rate it good, but not the best.I can say that the photo shown did not match the recipe exactly. I thin...

This is a classic recipe! I also grew up in Massachusetts and have had this at many different restaurants around town. I even see it at the local grocery stores now-a-days labeled as Boston Bea...

This makes a ton, but you can cut the recipe down. Try this once and you will get hooked!

Scaled it down to 3 servings and used 2 cans of beans. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I only had 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of garbanzo beans. Let it sit overnight and had some as a sala...

Thank you so much for this recipe. I also grew up in New England and this bean relish was served at a local Scituate restaurant. I started thinking about it and couldn't get it out of my head an...

I cut this recipe in half and it still made a ton. Keeping to the recipe, I refrigerated it for a couple of hours before giving it a try. It tasted pretty boring at that point, but the next da...

Thank you Kathy! What a find for me. I live in Massachusetts and when I go out to dinner I eat so much of the relish the tray needs to be refilled. Now I can have it at home. Since there are ...

This is amazing! I didn't have dry mustard, so I just used a little of the real thing (sorry if this is a no-no in the New England version--if so, forgive me, I'm from Illinois!). The mustard an...

Addictive! I did not have white pepper, but otherwise followed the recipe. I did lightly smash the beans with a fork, though.