Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Two-bean salad.

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This was seriously the very first salad recipe I tried when I moved to the US! When we first got married, we rented an apartment in a tiny complex. Once a month they would publish a "news paper" which was literally a sheet of paper with local occasions, important information and recipes. Since I was still a brand-new wife, I was devouring ideas for dinners to please my man (OK, I still do it once in a while... That's why I have so many cookbooks...). So every time we went to pay our rent, I would pick up the paper.

This salad immediately stood out to me because, first, I had most of the ingredients on hand, and second, well, even I could make it. A win-win in my book...

I was actually wondering if I should even share it because similar salads are so popular but after a quick Google search I realized that none of them sound the same. So here it goes :)

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1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 can green beans
1 can corn
1/2 onion
1 red pepper(I used orange because that's what I had on hand)
1/2 cucumber, peeled (can replace it with green pepper)


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tsp salt


Well, that's the easiest part. Chop, chop, chop. Mix dressing. Combine in a salad bowl, cover and let it sit in a fridge for at least 2 hours or, even better, overnight. Done! Serve chilled using a slotted spoon.

Nine years later it's still one of our family's favorite favorites. And it makes you eat your veggies too :)

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  1. Salad looks tasty and something I would eat but not the family. Have you tried it with red onion?

    1. Carol, I don't even put onions because my husband hates them :) But they are in the original recipe. I think, it will be delicious with red onion.

    2. I have a husband who also does not like onions. :( A lot of recipes don't work very well if you leave them out because onion is a very strong flavor. However, this one should work well.

  2. I love your new picture off to the side! Smexy.
    I love easy things to make. Thank you!!! I feel a bean salad coming on.

    1. Well, thank you! I'm experimenting again :)

  3. I have all the ingredients for this in my pantry- YAY!! This is being added in my meal plan for this month. It looks delicious! Thank you for sharing! :)

  4. Like you I had all the ingredients and thought I would give it a try. It looked so appealing with all the different colors - I made it and trie a little bit the next day. It was so good that I had another helping immediately. This is going to be added into my recipe rotation. Thank you for sharing.


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