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Bean Relish

Bean Relish

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Kathy W.

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.

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Original recipe yields 10 servings



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  • 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


  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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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 think the photo shows garbanzo beans? This was a nice change. ****Ive change this to 5 stars instead of 4****** Reason being.... I let it sit over night, and it really made a difference in the taste, and I think this is one of my favorite side items now.

Good Eats

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 Bean Dip. When I make it, I like to put about 1/2 the beans into a food processor to smooth out the consistency. Very yummy!

Kathy W.

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