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Mom's 4-Bean Salad

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Category: Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 cn Green beans, cut
  • 1 cn Wax beans, cut
  • 1 cn Red kidney beans
  • 1 cn Garbanzos
  • 5 sm Onions (or 2-3 big ones)
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c Cider vinegar
  • 1 ts Tarragon
  • 1/2 ts Basil
  • ds Black pepper


Drain juice from all cut beans and save. Drain kidney beans and garbanzos;
rinse (do not retain juice). Mix kidney beans and garbanzos. Peel onions,
slice, and separate rings.

To layer: 1/4 of the onions; 1/3 of the green beans; 1/3 of the wax beans;
1/3 of the kidney/garbanzos. Repeat. Shake from side to side to settle.

Marinade: Of the retained juice, you should have a little more than 2 cups
(if not, add water). Add sugar and vinegars. (Can use all wine vinegar
instead of 1/2 wine and 1/2 cider vinegar.) Rub spices in hand to break up;
stir into juice. "Taste to make sure both sourer and sweeter than you want
the end product."

Pour marinade over beans. If uncovered, make additional liquid (1/2 water
to 1/4 sugar and 1/4 vinegar). Set for 2 days.

Can also add cucumbers, avocado, sweet bell pepper and/or pimento.

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