Sweet and Sour Bean Salad Recipe

Green Beans
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

Here's a sweet and sour marinated bean salad, great for cookouts or any occasion, and very easy to prepare. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, with the exception of the fresh bell pepper and sweet onion that really give it a nice crunch.  

What You'll Need

  • 1 15-ounce can cut green beans (drained)
  • 1 15-ounce can cut yellow beans (drained)
  • 1 16-ounce can kidney beans (drained)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper (chopped, both red and green if possible)
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion (finely chopped, or purple onion)
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar (or to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Place beans and chopped vegetables in a serving bowl.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients; pour over vegetables. Toss to coat well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.

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