By carlanna livingstone on September 20, 1999
"I am the third generation using this wonderful recipe. It is soooo simple and delicious. Its not overly oily like most are. Overnight chilling time not included in preparation time."
Serving Size: 1 (225 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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 . "
"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"