Herbed Three Bean Salad with Tangy Vinaigrette

comments (10) July 24th, 2011

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cookinwithherbs susan belsinger, contributor
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Three bean salad is generally a crowd-pleaser, it is easy to prepare and can be made in advance. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.
 
Just-picked beans from the garden. I usually make this bean salad with green beans, however yellow wax and Romanos are also good.
An assortment of beans at the farmers market. I only remove the stem end (top)--no need to tail--unless they need to have strings removed.
Three bean salad is generally a crowd-pleaser, it is easy to prepare and can be made in advance. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.
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Three bean salad is generally a crowd-pleaser, it is easy to prepare and can be made in advance. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.

 

Photo: Susan Belsinger

Ingredients:
Serves 8 to 10

1 pound cooked green or yellow beans
About 1-1/2 cups cooked or 15-ounce can each kidney & garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed if canned
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil with 2 cloves minced garlic
About 2 teaspoons lemon juice
About 2 teaspoons red or white wine vinegar
About 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or 1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice
1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
About 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh savory, minced
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, minced
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley

Drain beans, toss with onion & celery and season lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper.  In a glass measuring cup or bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or pickle juice, mustard, and herbs and combine well with a fork. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well. 

Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary adding a little more vinegar, lemon juice, syrup or pickle juice or mustard. Serve or refrigerate; this salad is quite good made ahead. About 15 to 20 minutes before serving, remove from refrigerator, so it will be served at cool room temperature.  


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Comments (10)

Dixang writes: great idea....
Posted: 4:45 am on November 5th
williejohnson writes: extremely well
Posted: 6:15 am on November 3rd
Andylee2 writes: Awesome
Posted: 8:04 am on August 7th
pol_bishop25 writes: I'll definitely try and cook this with some sausages. I'm sure it will taste really good.
Posted: 12:58 am on June 3rd
OliviaGibbes writes: So tasty
Posted: 11:14 am on June 1st
benmoore writes: Can`t wait to try this salad, looks amazing!
Posted: 9:20 am on February 18th
CorinneHine writes: Really well well delicious
Posted: 12:25 am on January 26th
Lukewhite writes: looks Delicious... I am going to try this at home...
Posted: 2:43 am on December 23rd
ScotBest writes: yummy!!!!!!
Posted: 11:45 pm on September 10th
Laceylac writes: Delicious dish
Posted: 1:59 am on September 10th
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