Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Tangy and sweet, this has a little less sugar than other recipes. I plan to try this with splenda. Adapted from my More With Less Mennonite cookbook. Either canned or dried, cooked beans may be used. I chose my favorite beans, but many other kinds can be substituted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook green beans till tender.
  2. Drain canned beans and rinse.
  3. Toss beans with onion and pepper.
  4. Combine the oil with remaining ingredients and pour over the beans.
  5. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.
  6. Flavor improves with marinating overnight or longer.
Most Helpful

Simple, quick, and unexpectedly tasty. We made this a part of our cooking club, and while looking at all the beans not screem, eat me - all of loved it.

Anna101 November 05, 2012

This simple recipe is the best one out there! I use the 15 Oz Cans of beans, and one each of the smaller cans of beans, and a one pound bag of Bird's Eye frozen green beans. I leave all the other ingredients as per the recipe. I sometimes add black and green olives and a stalk or two of celery diced. Yum!

Chef Bobo 17 November 19, 2015

Loved it surprisingly! Had had bean salads at BBQ's in the past but hated all of them especially the european type bean salads. But this was right up our street (even my boys had to admit they liked it).<br/>Very easy, tasty & will defo make it during the summer months again.<br/>Was still a bit on the "too sugary" side for me so I would reduce the sugar personally.<br/>Still a winner - give it a try!!

Tea75 September 20, 2014