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    Classic Three-Bean Salad

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    10 mins

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    Chef mariajane's Note:

    This is a delicious salad to be served at all you summer BBQ's, everyone enjoys them!!

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    1. 1
      Heat vinegar, sugar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste in small nonreactive saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large nonreactive bowl and cool to room temperature.
    2. 2
      Bring 3 quarts water to boil in large saucean over high heat. Add 1 tablespoons salt and green and yellow beans; cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, fill medium bowl with ice-water. When beans are done, drain and immediately plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; let sit until chilled, about 2 minutes. Drain well.
    3. 3
      Add green and yellow beans, kidney beans, onion, and parsley to vinegar mixture; toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight to let flavors meld. Let stand at room temperatire 30 minutes before serving. (Salad can be covered and refrigerated up to 4 days.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2009


      Very good. This one will go in my "keep" file. I did not have a full cup of red wine vinegar so I used some apple cider and balsamic and it was still great. I think it is the cooking and garlic that really made the dressing. Because it is what I had I used canned beans and there was enough dressing that I was able to use a mixture of 5 cans of beans. Thanks for the great recipe Mariajane.

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    • on May 07, 2009


      The BEST bean salad I've ever eaten- The garlic/sugar/vinegar ratio is perfect. This same recipe is in Cook's Country, too. Thanks Mariajane, for posting. Roxygirl

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    • on April 09, 2009


      i had lost my family recipe and this is the one!!!! thanks!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Three-Bean Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 576.8
    Calories from Fat 252
    Total Fat 28.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 591.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.5 g
    Sugars 40.1 g
    Protein 12.2 g

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