Best Bean Salad

Best Bean Salad

chemjo 3

"I'd turned my nose up at this for years, but suddenly I can't get enough of it. Thanks, Momma D!"


8 h 20 m servings 167 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 412 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the green beans, wax beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, green pepper, onion, and celery in a large bowl; toss to mix.
  2. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar in a separate bowl until the sugar is dissolved; pour over the bean mixture. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving.
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  1. 123 Ratings


Great and flexible. The key to this one is the 1/2 C. Oil, Vinegar, Sugar (I did go with a little less sugar), and Onion. Keep those 4 items together in 1 part each and you can add lots of diff...

Love it! I've been making this recipe for years and literally crave it! Goes so great with grilled chicken. My version uses seasoned salt instead of regular salt and also 1/4 tsp garlic powde...

This really is the best ever! Be sure to rinse the legumes. I don't usually use Spenda but used a 1/2 cup in this instead of sugar (New Year Resolutions and all that!). Darn, I made this to clea...

This was a terrific bean salad! I got alot of compliments on this...I let the salad sit overnight to marinate...we had left-overs and let me tell you, this salad gets better the longer it sits ...

This was great! Very simple, but still delicious! I used red wine vinegar, and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup based on other reviews, and it was perfect. It was quite liquidy, so I think I may ad...

Made this with what I had on hand- a one pound bag of red beans (prepared), some frozen wax pepper slices, red onion, celery, red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey instead of sugar, salt, pepper an...

Really good, just a tad too sweet. I will make it again with a little less sugar.

Super easy and super delicious. I agree with the other reviewers, the salad gets better the longer it marinates.

This is delicious. I halved the recipe and made it for my family. The kids loved it. I had some zesty italian dressing I needed to use up and so I subbed that for the green pepper, celery, oil, ...