By Chris from Kansas on November 04, 2003
Photo by Chris from Kansas
Photo by Chris from Kansas
"This bean salad has the perfect combination of sweet and sour."
Serving Size: 1 (221 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"I love this recipe!! I used fresh green beans instead of a can and it tasted wonderfully! I will be using this recipe again!"
"wow! This was really, really, really overwhelmingly sweet. And fairly bland. After letting it sit for a few hours I dumped out the extra liquid in the bowl and added in about 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and then added some seasoning salt and fresh parsley. That helped immensely..."
"I was a bit skeptical of this recipe, but it was actually really, really good. It tastes better on the second day so I highly recommend making it in advance. I couldn't find wax beans, omitted the green pepper and the scallions. I added some finely chopped red onion and let it marinate overnight. After marinating for a full day, I put over some argula and it acted as a dressing and I served it as an argula salad with beans. Delicious. My guests LOVED it. Thanks!!"
"I LOVED this recipe. It was super easy to make and everyone loved it. I used white onion (because that's all I had) and it worked fine. Very much like the salad that is sold at Costco! A new favorite."
"I used Splenda instead of sugar and it turns out okay. (It will froth a little bit when you're mixing the dressing, but it doesn't affect the salad.)"
"A very nice bean salad. The dressing was a little on the sweet side so I might reduce the sugar next time or add a little lemon juice."
"yummy, we loved it..."
"Just wanted to add my review to a great recipe. Just like other reviewers, used Splenda instead of sugar and reduced to about 1/2 cup. Also added chopped onion. Thanks, Chris, for a wonderful recipe."
"This is wonderful! I love the garbanzo beans as you don't usually see that in some of the other bean salads. I used 1/2 cup splenda in place of the sugar and 1/2 cup red wine vinegar rather than cider b/c that was all I had on hand. Great salad Chris!!!!"
"Outstanding year-round salad! In winter, you get a real perky kick of sunshiny flavor from the zippy tang! Complimentary colors for spring and fall, too. I've been using this recipe for years, taking to potlucks and picnics. The ONLY change I'd make is to add a bit MORE vinegar (my recipe calls for 1/2 cup). ALSO...I've used both white and brown sugar, and we like it better with BROWN. More depth to the flavor. Be sure to sliver the green (or red & yellow) peppers and onions into very small pieces to distribute the flavors throughout. Definitely a KEEPER!"
"Excellent bean salad. I subbed equal for the sugar. Thanks for the recipe."
"I made this for a Saturday lunch, and found this to be an easy, delightful, and extremely appetizing salad. I used Splenda, instead of sugar, and reduced this amount to less then a 1/4 cup. The only other addition was a bit of cilantro for presentation. Thanks so much, Chris!"
"When I saw your photo of this I had to try it and was glad I did! I'd never eaten a garbanzo bean until this and they're so good! Easy to mix up and very tasty! I did substitute olive oil for the vegetable, and left out the green peppers because of personal choice. Next next time I make it I'll reduce the sugar to get an even "tangier" taste! Thanks for a wonderful salad Chris!:)"