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Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Do you get food cravings? I'm sure I'm not the only one... Every once in a while, something food-related pops into my head and I can't get it out.. I just have to make it. Ingredients go on the shopping list and it becomes part of the next menu plan. This week it was Bean Salad. I hadn't made it since.. well, I'm not sure how long, but let's just say too long! By now I'm sure you've figured out I love salads, so I'm adding this one to the blog today, and maybe you will like it too. My version includes other veggies too besides just beans.... I don't measure.. just do them "to taste."

Three Bean Salad

1 can green beans (14 oz. or 19 oz.)
1 can yellow (wax) beans (14 oz. or 19 oz.)
1 14 oz. can kidney beans
sliced red onion
celery, sliced on the diagonal
chopped or sliced red and green pepper
chopped cauliflower

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup oil
1 Tblsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. celery salt
black pepper to taste
Place all ingds. in a bottle, cap and shake well until sugar and seasonings are dissolved. Pour over salad and refrigerate. Stir well several times over the next 12 hours. Best if kept 12 hours before serving, but can be served sooner (if  like me, you just can't wait...)


"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul  to the recipe." ~ Thomas Keller


Pamela Gordon said...

I love Three Bean Salad and it's something I make several times a year - always in summer! I'm going to copy this recipe as the added cauliflower and celery is different from mine. For some reason I only think of salad season during summer although we have tossed salad several times a week. Thanks for the different twist on an old favourite Linda!

HollyM said...

Hi Linda, that looks good! I get weird cravings too. Last week it was for fish chowder. I often crave a corn and black bean salad, especially in summer when the corn is fresh.

HollyM said...

Which guild are you in? I'm doing a trunk show at Elm City in May.

Anonymous said...

And so several items were added to MY grocery list. My husband doesn't care for beans but this keeps well enough I'll finish it. Thanks for bringing it to mind. Joyce F in Kansas

kath001 said...

Yum. I think the cauliflower sounds great in it. I use shoepeg corn in mine. I like to make a big batch, so we can have it alongside sandwiches for lunches for the rest of the week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't made that in a long time! Sounds good with so many of our meals. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Another good recipe from you. I love salads. My mother made different salads all the time. We had a lot of family dinner get togethers, not just on the holidays. We were pretty close knit with aunts and uncles and my cousins. My husband was not. His family pretty much lived on one pot meals. It was hard for me to cook when we were first married because he was and is not now open to eating new things or dishes he was not raised eating. For side dishes..I make them anyway. He doesn't have to eat them. For main courses...well we can always go out to eat and select what each of us wants. Our long time marriage is based on compromise...mostly mine, lol. Its all good.

Here it is Wednesday already. Have a great day today. Too early to say weekend.
xx, Carol

Jean | said...

Linda, I do like a good bean salad, and yours sounds tasty. I really like your addition of cauliflower. I need to make this to take to picnics this summer.

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