This classic bean salad made with a homemade vinaigrette dressing is super easy to make. Marinated for hours, the combination of yellow beans, green beans, kidney beans and lima beans bring lots of flavor to this side dish.
Nothing says a potluck lunch than bean salad. Some may call this three bean salad – but it has four beans in it, so I never really understood why people called it that. Needless to say this classic side dish recipe packs some serious flavor and texture, and I thoroughly enjoyed eating it for days.
To further add confusion, my mom called it a five bean salad in her recipe book. Either way, this classic bean salad recipe took me back to childhood and I’m excited to share this super easy and delicious side dish with you! Guys, this is so easy to make you’ll be making it for all the things!
How to Make Bean Salad
Combine the beans, green pepper, celery and onion in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix the vegetable oil, white vinegar and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved.
Pour the homemade dressing over the bean mixture. Mix carefully to avoid breaking up the beans. Let stand overnight in the refrigerator (or at least 3 hours) to fully marinate. Stir it occasionally.
And that’s it! Easy, right? This classic bean salad might be an old fashioned recipe, but it’s flavor is timeless. Make this delicious side dish for your next potluck or picnic and you will not be disappointed! Enjoy!
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Classic Bean Salad
- 1 can yellow string beans also known as wax beans, drained
- 1 can green string beans drained
- 1 can dark kidney beans drained
- 1 can baby lima beans drained
- 1 green pepper large, diced
- 1 Cup celery diced
- 1 Cup sweet onion diced
- 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 Cup distilled white vinegar
- 2/3 Cup granulated sugar
- Combine drained beans, celery, green pepper and onion in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix oil, vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Pour over bean mixture and mix well carefully.
- Let stand covered overnight in refrigerator or for at least 3 hours stirring occasionally.