Rating: 4.18 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a very simple recipe to make and it takes very little time or expense to put it together. You can substitute any bean you would like of add additional varieties to make a four or five bean salad. It's your food, make it the way you would like.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine red kidney beans, green beans, and garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Add onion, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, rice wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil; stir to coat. Season with salt. Marinate salad in refrigerator before serving, at least 1 hour.

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Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fat 8.2g; sodium 761.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2012
All I had to put in my bean salad was beans and onions so this recipe was perfect. I used fresh cooked Italian Mixed Beans. Used Cider Vinegar and omitted other vinegars forgot the garlic and only used fresh dehydrated Oregano and Italian Parsley from my garden. I know it's dumb to review a recipe you fully changed but I just needed this recipe as a base to let me know it was ok to make bean salad with no other veggies. So I combined the cider vinegar parts of other recipes with the simpleness of this one. Thanks Bob! Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2015
The balsamic gave the salad a mellower taste than I am used to with this recipe and I wouldn't say the difference was a positive one. Balsamic is pretty expensive and I feel I wasted the subtle flavor on a mediocre salad. Additionally I think the measurements may be off; the beans were swimming in the marinade. Read More
(3)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2012
All I had to put in my bean salad was beans and onions so this recipe was perfect. I used fresh cooked Italian Mixed Beans. Used Cider Vinegar and omitted other vinegars forgot the garlic and only used fresh dehydrated Oregano and Italian Parsley from my garden. I know it's dumb to review a recipe you fully changed but I just needed this recipe as a base to let me know it was ok to make bean salad with no other veggies. So I combined the cider vinegar parts of other recipes with the simpleness of this one. Thanks Bob! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2012
This is exactly what I had hoped it would be. Perfect! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2014
This recipe is absolutely amazing. It is my absolute favorite bean salad recipe. It's delicious!!!! I would give it ten stars if i could...it is most holy delicious!!!!!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2015
The balsamic gave the salad a mellower taste than I am used to with this recipe and I wouldn't say the difference was a positive one. Balsamic is pretty expensive and I feel I wasted the subtle flavor on a mediocre salad. Additionally I think the measurements may be off; the beans were swimming in the marinade. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
I cut the recipe in half to feed four and substituted white beans for the garbanzo beans. I used plain white distilled vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar also increased the sugar by a small amount and added cracked ground pepper. Thanks for the great recipe...it's delicious! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2014
Love this salad! The balsamic vinegar makes it. Leftovers should be even better. Simple perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
Awesome! I can't wait to make it again. The marinade is really good. Everyone liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2015
Liked very much. Easy and with ingredients available in my pantry:). I did get creative and instead of the balsamic vinegar I used red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice red onion black pepper 2 stalks of celery and few cilantro stems. Delicioso! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2017
Made as directed and it was okay. A little potent on the vinegar side for my taste. I feel it would be real good on top of a bed of lettuce or something. Read More