65 Reviews

I am a bean lover. The combination of ingredients looked very interesting so I had to try this. Very good and different which is what I like. Nice sweet-tart taste and oniony. I think my favorite ingredient is the sweet pickles. This made a really nice lunch for me to take to work. Thanks Merlot.

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jerri822 August 13, 2002

This makes a very good salad or as a side dish when you want something a little different. Very good!!

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Linda R October 20, 2002

A great combination of flavors and textures.

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Enobmah October 19, 2002

Merlot, I “thought” this was just too easy to be THIS good, but it is!! From you, “This is a complimentary dish served by a local upscale restaurant.” I Understand why now, the flavors together are just wonderful, we loved it, thanks for another Fantastic recipe Merlot! Rather a sweet and not-sweet taste, just a great-tasting salad!

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Teresa M September 16, 2002

OMG! I made these for my husband and when I tasted them I was hooked, and I don't even like red beans. These are a delightful side dish to any dinner. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

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carole in orlando May 27, 2003

Yummy kidney bean salad! I used a red onion, celery seed, and olive oil with red wine vinegar with garlic since that is what I had on hand. With the sweet pickle relish I didnt add the pinch of sugar and used a bit less mayonnaise. This was so good and such an easy side dish to make! Next time I think I will add a bit of dill pickle relish but will keep everything else the same. Made and reviewed for Kitten's Recipe Tag Game.

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lauralie41 November 21, 2010

Yes, this is good, isn't it! This may become a favorite. Made a third of the recipe using 1 can of beans, no oil, for the two of us. Merlot, thanks for posting . . . . Janet

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Jezski June 15, 2010

Strange that this would be in an "upscale" restaurant, but it was good picnic food. Everyone seemed to like it and leftovers were good. Makes a huge batch, so this is great for potlucks & cookouts. The sweet relish is what makes this recipe - don't leave it out!

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BerrySweet June 13, 2010

This was so easy to make and was really yummy. Every time I took a bite it reminded me of something. I finally figured out that its very much like a good potato salad. I'll be making this healthy and yummy recipe again. Thanks for posting!

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Lucky in Bayview May 22, 2010

Made this yesterday for lunch ~ easy recipe to cut into thirds ~ used one can of beans. Had all ingredients on hand except for celery (which I'll use next time) and left out the oil as it didn't seem to need oil for flavor or moisture. Very good. Ate some right away (just try not to do that) and suspect that today's lunch will be even better than yesterday's! Good for side dish or use to top greens for a wonderful salad (no need for any other dressing!). Thanks so much for posting this easy, tasty, healthy, and inexpensive recipe Merlot.

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Kauaian cook May 01, 2010
Red Kidney Bean Salad