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Marinated Many-Bean Salad

Easy Marinated Many Bean Salad ~ a great classic salad for the family or for serving a crowd!  Perfect for cookouts, potlucks, or as an everyday side.

Marinated Many Bean Salad ~ a great easy salad for the family or for serving a crowd!  Perfect for cookouts, potlucks, or as an everyday side.


Many-Bean Salad is one of those classic recipes that's been around forever.  It's the perfect easy, crowd-pleasing dish for cookouts and potlucks.  I mean, hey ... been-around-forever recipes have been around forever for a reason, right?  Because they're just plain GOOD!

And Many Bean Salad is no exception when it comes to that.  Our family just loves this stuff.

And since this salad is made mainly with canned goods?

If you can maneuver a can opener and boil water, you can make this salad.

Beans for Bean Salad Image

Seriously, who would think a bunch of canned vegetables tossed together would be so tasty?  But marinate them for a few hours in a vinegar and sugar-based marinade, and you get a delicious many-bean salad treat.

The bean combination is pretty flexible, so if there's a bean in the list you don't like - no problem!  Just leave it out.  Want to add in a favorite?  Sure, go right ahead!

Easy Marinated Many Bean Salad ~ a great classic salad for the family or for serving a crowd!  Perfect for cookouts, potlucks, or as an everyday side.

Other perks of this recipe?
1.  It makes a huge batch, so it's great for serving a crowd.
2.  It can be made ahead of time ... it'll stay just fine in the refrigerator for several days.
3.  It's easy.
4.  People love it.
5.  Oh, and did I mention it's easy?

Combine all these things with it's great taste, and Many Bean Salad will sure have you coming back for bowl after bowl!

Classic Bean Salad Image
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Many Bean Salad
Source:  Adapted from my Mother-in-Law
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
For the Bean Mixture:
  • 1 can cut green beans
  • 1 can white or cannelini beans
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1 can small young green peas
  • 1 can shoepeg white corn
  • 2 or 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
For the Marinade:
  • 1 ¾ c. granulated sugar (I have sometimes substituted all or part Splenda)
  • 1 ¼ c. white vinegar
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 2 T. water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
Directions
  1. Drain all canned items. Rinse white beans, kidney beans, and garbanzo beans. Combine all bean mixture ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine all marinade ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Immediately pour over bean mixture. Stir to coat all beans.
  3. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving.

Enjoy!

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This post is linked with Weekend Potluck.

15 comments

  1. We will love using this recipe. I buy a version of this at Costco and put in green lettuce salads which everyone finds yummy. Always wanted a recipe for it...thanks, will be doing this for our Easter crowd.

    BTW found you through Kristin's Creations.

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    1. I'm so glad to have helped you with a recipe for one of your faves!

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  2. I love the addition of the shoepeg corn! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks like a delicious salad, I love different kinds of beans too! It would be a great side dish too, mmmm I'll have to remember this next time I have some beans! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. This looks great, I've wanted a bean salad recipe for picnics. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

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  5. This looks like just the type of recipe I've been looking for! Do you happen to know the caloric value per serving? Thank you!

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    1. Glad I could help with what you were looking for! Unfortunately, no, I don't know the calories per serving.

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  6. Your Many Bean Salad will be on my our menu this week at Whats For Dinner Next Week, for the week of 2-15-15 thanks for sharing a great recipe!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Looks like a tasty salad. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  8. What a delicious salad! I love how simple it is to make & throw together.. perfect for a light side.

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  9. If using Splenda do you still heat the dressing mixture? I love this type salad...thanks for sharing.

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  10. If using Splenda do you still heat the dressing mixture? I love this type salad...thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, I still heat the dressing mixture to make sure the Splenda gets completely dissolved, and because the hot marinade "works" into the beans a bit better than cold. Enjoy!

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  11. My family loves this salad. Your version sounds awesome! Catching up on the blog this morning and laughing because only you can have me craving Vidalia onion salad at 8 in the morning! :) loving the blog as always.

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