Bean Salad Recipes


There are probably more bean salad recipes that haven't been created yet as opposed to those that have. In my case this is because every time I make this recipe it's never the same as the last one.

These salads are often called 3,4,5,or 7 bean.

The beauty of these dishes is that you can just keep adding stuff until you have enough to fill your bowl.

The list of ingredients is endless for all the versions you could make.

The usual recipes call for 3-7 different types of beans, usually canned,some oil/vinegar dressing, some veggies and spices.

I'm going to show you a simple one to start with, using a can of 6-bean variety rather than one can of each bean.

This is a great way to get a good variety of beans without having to make a giant salad. 


Mixed Bean Salad

Bean salad ingredients using a can of mixed beans.

Ingredients:

1 can mixed beans
Olive oil(about1/3cup)
Balsamic vinegar(about 50/50 with oil)
1-2 slices red onion
1/4 orange pepper


1 celery stick
1/2-1 clove garlic
Oregano-1 pinch
Basel-1-pinch
1/4 cup sugar(optional)

Pour can of mixed beans into a colander and rinse off the sauce. Let water drain off and put beans into a large bowl.

Chop vegetables, mince garlic and mix with the beans.

Mix oil and vinegar with oregano and basel. The oil/vinegar should be about 50/50 but mix it to your preference.

Add dressing to  a large bowl, stir and marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

marinating beans and vetables in large bowl overnight.

Before serving drain dressing and transfer salad to a smaller bowl. If you prefer a stronger flavour just keep the salad in the dressing until it's eaten.  This is a great salad to take out for a picnic lunch or for work in a small plastic container like this....

bean salad ready to take out.6 Bean Salad

Optional Ingredients:

1-Beans:

Garbonzo
Black
Red
Red Kidney
White kidney

Black eyed peas
Green
Waxed
Great Northern
Lima


2-Vegetables:

Cucumber-remove seedy center
Celery
Artichoke hearts
Tofu
Carrots
MUshrooms-canned or fresh

Olives
Onion
Peppers
Corn
Avacado
Tomato


3-Dressings:

1-Salad oils:

Olive
Sesame
Canola
Safflower
Any other Vegetable/cooking oil will do.

3-Other:

Lemon juice
Lime juice
Hot sauce-lots to choose from there.
Sugar
Molasses

2-Vinegars:

White
Balsamic
Cider
Any wine or flavoured vinegar will add its own unique flavour.

4-Spices:

Basil
Ground mustard
Cumin
Garlic powder/salt
oregano
Thyme

Information on the health benefits of beans and more recipes can be found Here...


More Bean Salad Recipes:

3 Bean Salad

3 Bean Salad

4 Bean Salad

4 Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Garbanzo Bean Salad
Kidney Bean Salad

Fresh Green Bean Salad

Garbanzo Bean Salad

Kidney Bean Salad


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