Bean Salad Yummy Yummy

My mum has been making this bean salad since forever.   Thankfully, she passed the recipe down to me when I began contributing to family picnics and potlucks.  Not only is it tasty, but it makes quite a lot, and it takes five minutes to make!  This bean salad has been made hundreds of times, and it's a winner.

Mum's Bean Salad
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • pinch of dry mustard
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can green beans, drained
  • 1 can yellow beans, drained
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced rings
The day before your picnic/potluck, dump the three cans of beans and the green pepper and red onion into a large container.  In a large pouring vessel (I have a dressing shaker thing-y from Tupperware), mix the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and dry mustard.  Pour the vinaigrette over the bean mixture.  Put the lid on the container.   Store your salad in the fridge, and let marinate overnight.  Just before serving, drain your salad.  Add a big spoon and serve!  Take sweeping bows when complimented.

Happy summer potluck season!



LaurieM said...

Will we be seeing this at the BBQ at Isa's? It looks yummy.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

knitty_kat said...

Laurie beat me to the question! I still want me some home made bread though!!

OzB said...

Darn the lot of ya! My saliva glands were hoping for bean salad too! But I'll still love the bread :-)

OrangeHeroMama said...

THanks N! Now i think i need to go hit the grocery store and make this to go with dinnner! :D