Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is the perfect, traditional four bean salad. Just the right balance of tangy, savory, and sweet, and no "extra" ingredients. This one is for the purists. Note: Cooking time is marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beans and mix in large bowl.
  2. In small bowl, mix sugar and vinegar. Let stand until sugar dissolves. Stir in oil, salt, pepper, mustard, and basil.
  3. Pour over beans, mix. Cover and refrigerate at least a few hours - overnight is better.
  4. To serve, add parsley and onion.