Growing up, "Baba" referred to my grandmother--mom's mom. Boy could she cook. She'd be 112 today. Baba used to make this salad every summer and store it in a big glass jar. When we were kids, that bean jar was like a never-ending story--always full and ready to go. It keeps quite well. Store tightly covered in fridge for up to a week. Just stir or turn container occasionally.