10 Reviews

This is my "go-to" recipe whenever I crave bean salad!....What I have done so that it's easy to remember,I use 1/2 a cup of each the oil,vinegar and sugar and 1 teaspoon each of the salt,pepper,mustard and celery seed....I omit the green pepper and if I happen to have lima beans on hand,I'll add them otherwise I omit them....Today I've decided to omit the onion as well;However it's all good!....A good basic recipe....Thanks for posting!

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Boyz 5 March 14, 2011

A great salad, it disappeared very quickly :-) Thanks for posting. Following other reviews used less than a quarter cup of sugar, also used only 1/4 cup of oil and that worked well for us.

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Miri G October 14, 2009

A wonderful recipe, just like my grandmother made. But watch the sugar! 3/4 C is very very sweet...1/3 to 1/2 C works for my family. Using fresh green and wax beans cooked to just crisp puts a lot of summer into it. No leftovers with this salad.

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martinejkd September 02, 2009

Great recipe. Took it to a church dinner, and it disappeared so fast that I didn't get any. Good thing I tasted it at home!!

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Rug Lady November 17, 2008

I had a random batch of mixed beans soaking so I used those and added a can of cut green beans. I reduced the sugar to 2 tbsp and added salt and pepper to taste. I kept the onion out until the end but even before it was added....soooo tasty!! Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

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tylamd April 23, 2008

Excellent recipe! I sprinkled some lemon juice over the onion first, then added all the beans. Instead of green pepper, I put in chopped celery (made it crunchy). I used mustard seeds instead of dry mustard and only ONE tbsp. sugar. I used olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. DELICIOUS!

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Rasa June 08, 2007

Thanks for posting this carlanna. It is just like the one my mom used to make. I didn't have celery seed, so I used a stalk of celery (put that in the microwave with the vinegar mix too). I don't like green pepper or garbonzo beans, so I use red pepper and whatever other kind of canned bean that looks interesting. It was so good. Now everyone want the recipe!

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Lee_tah December 16, 2005

this recipe was great. i took it to work and the guys loved it . the only thing i did different was put 1 cup of vinegar in .

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neubs October 20, 2004

a little sweet but very nice, the second time i made it i use celery and only 1 tablespoon of honey instead of the sugar

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Kathleen Nelson January 19, 2002
Five Bean Salad