Monday, July 06, 2009

3 Bean Salad

This is my new favorite recipe for the summer. It is delicious and very simple to make


The Menu:
3 Bean Salad


The Original Recipe:
My stepmom makes this, as well as a friend of mine. Soooo, it's about time I do too! I don't have a picture... sorry, I ate it all first! :o)

3 Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS
1 (15 ounce) can green beans
1 pound wax beans
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 sweet bell pepper
1 small onion, sliced into thin rings

3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup distilled white vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seed


DIRECTIONS
Mix together green beans, wax beans, kidney beans, pepper, onion, sugar, vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Let set in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.





The Way I Made it My Own:
I made it more like a friend April's 3-bean salad..



3 Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 can green beans, drained and rinsed

1 can wax beans, drained and rinsed

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 sweet bell pepper (any color), diced small

1/3 cup purple onion, diced small

3/4 cup white sugar

2/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup canola oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper





DIRECTIONS

Mix together green beans, wax beans, kidney beans, pepper, onion, sugar, vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Let set in refrigerator for at least 12 hours or until sugar disolves (stir occasionaly).

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