Rating: 4.3 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is the best bean salad my father in-law ever ate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large salad bowl, whisk together the sugar, vinegar and oil.

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  • Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, green beans, lima beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and pimentos.

  • Toss to evenly coat and place in large sealed container. Place in refrigerator and turn periodically to mix.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 2g; sodium 462.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2003
This was very easy and really good. My family enjoyed it. I did replace the lima beans with wax beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2018
That recipe had sooo much sugar I thought it must be some kind of dessert. No wonder some people said their kids loved it! You could hand it out for Halloween trick or treat candy. Lower it to about a teaspoon or none at all...it is unnecessary. Read More
(1)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2003
This was very easy and really good. My family enjoyed it. I did replace the lima beans with wax beans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
Good recipe with a few changes. Cut the sugar way down to a tablespoon with 1/2 cup white vinegar and a splash of balsamic. Used a good olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Couldn't find pimentos, so I subbed in chopped red pepper. Added a teaspoon of dried marjoram. Delicious! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I made this Bean Salad for our end of the year staff party - I love recipes that can be made in advance kept in the fridge overnight and transported easily to the party. In fact sitting overnight really helped the flavours to blend. What a GREAT salad!! Leslie Webb Lynn Lake Manitoba Canada Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This bean salad was very good fairly easy to prep will keep forever in the frig. Kids had seconds. Thought it could stand a touch more vinegar flavor maybe useing a stronger type of vinegar would do the trick. Will use this recipe again. Thanks Kathleen Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Awesome salad! I agree with other reviewers that it's okay to mix and match the veggies according to one's tastes. I used this recipe as a jumping-off point for my own version with green beans wax beans garbanzo beans dark red kidney beans and sliced beets. For the dressing I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup (I used "Sugar in the Raw") and paired that with 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (for an extra kick). I added minced garlic and fresh cracked black pepper before giving everything a toss. This salad gets better with time so if you can make it a couple hours before you want to serve it the veggies will marinate in the dressing and it will taste amazing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2005
I added Jicama to this for an added crunch. Lasts very well for days in frig. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2004
A nice change from the three bean salad I always make. The marinade is refreshing and tastey. The lima beans add a touch to this salad. Keeps well in refrigerator - will make again. Mmm... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
A welcome change and quite long on taste. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2009
I thought it was to sweet. If I ever make again will not use as much sugar as recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2018
That recipe had sooo much sugar I thought it must be some kind of dessert. No wonder some people said their kids loved it! You could hand it out for Halloween trick or treat candy. Lower it to about a teaspoon or none at all...it is unnecessary. Read More
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