Red Kidney Bean Salad

"This is a complimentary dish served by a local upscale restaurant. They serve it before you receive your salad along with a dish of fresh vegtable sticks and olives. I can make a meal on just on the veggies and this bean salad. (Prep time does not include the overnight chilling)."
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  • Mix mayonnaise, oil vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Add onions and stir well.
  • Then add the celery, beans and relish.
  • Chill overnight.

Questions & Replies

  1. What can I substitute for the red wine vinegar


  1. 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.
  2. This makes a very good salad or as a side dish when you want something a little different. Very good!!
  3. A great combination of flavors and textures.
  4. 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!
  5. 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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