A simple and delicious combination of hard-cooked eggs, beans, onion, celery, and sweet pickle relish. A little mayo holds it all together.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat. Cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, cool, peel, and chop.

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  • In a bowl, mix the hard-cooked eggs, kidney beans, onion, celery, relish, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Facts

285.2 calories; 10 g protein; 25.1 g carbohydrates; 69 mg cholesterol; 501.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (137)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
This basic recipe has been a favorite in my family for fifty years. We omit the celery and add diced pieces of cheese..Velveeta seems to be the most popular cheddar came in a close second.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2005
I did not care for this recipe. It sounded quick and easy and it was but with dubious results. The mayo was all I could see and taste there was really no other flavor in the "salad." I chilled it overnight hoping the mayonnaise flavor would subside compared to the relish and salt and pepper to no avail. 1/2 C. of mayo was a lot making it heavy and gooey. I won't be making this one again. Read More
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150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
This basic recipe has been a favorite in my family for fifty years. We omit the celery and add diced pieces of cheese..Velveeta seems to be the most popular cheddar came in a close second.. Read More
(112)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
The old stand-by basic recipe that you can easily play around with that I've used for many years. Everyone in my family loves it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
Out of this world! I JUST made this - it hasn't even chilled yet and I can't keep my fork out of it. I couldn't decide between bean salad or corn salad so I made this and added a 15oz can of drained sweet corn (I tripled the original recipie first - I had a 52oz can of kidney beans). Also subbed green onion for regular (had 'em) and chopped uo a dill pickle instead of sweet relish. I'm a goof about altering recipies (not always with good results) but this one surely doesn't need goofing with. Thank you sooooooo much for sharing this!! My new favorite salad! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2005
I did not care for this recipe. It sounded quick and easy and it was but with dubious results. The mayo was all I could see and taste there was really no other flavor in the "salad." I chilled it overnight hoping the mayonnaise flavor would subside compared to the relish and salt and pepper to no avail. 1/2 C. of mayo was a lot making it heavy and gooey. I won't be making this one again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2005
Killer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
I was surprised to find this recipe. My grandmother has made kidney bean salad for years. I gave it five stars because it's similar, a great start, and a good change of pace. Kidney beans, onion, celery, and mayonaise are the basics. My grandmother always added to the basics and made it differently depending on what was on hand. I make my dressing more like potato or macaroni salad dressing. I mash 2 hard boiled eggs, add my mayo, a squirt of prepared mustard, and a splash of pickle juice. I also spice it up a bit with little garlic powder, a touch of salt and pepper, and maybe a pinch of cayenne or paprika. My grandmother always used either chopped pickles (dill and/or sweet) or chopped cucumber. Optional items would include cheese (Velveeta, Colby, or mild or sharp cheddar, try your favorite cheese), peppers (green, yellow, or red), and even a chopped apple. The trick to this salad is to make it before the rest of your meal so that it has time for the flavors to meld a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2005
This was a good salad but it won't knock your socks off. I don't like sweet relish so used dill relish instead. I also used green onion instead of regular onion as I didn't want a strong raw onion taste. It was good but I'll probably add more dill relish next time & maybe some dill weed & a sprinkling of parmasean cheese. It's a good salad but needs a little something added for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
Tastes delicious when chilled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2005
Very good! I left out the eggs and celery and added a jalepeno pepper. Everyone loved it. Will defitately make again. Great summer time salad! Read More
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