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My Italian Bean Salad

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Here is my version of bean salad that I call Italian Bean Salad.   Some bean salads have sugar added, but I personally don't care for the sweet taste.   I think you will enjoy this incredibly tasty salad that even tastes better on the next day or even a few days, if it lasts that long.  




½  large red onion

½ large english cucumber, peeled

1 or two ribs of celery, diced

Fresh Italian parsley

1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 15 oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 15 oz can cut green beans, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup combination red wine and balsamic vinegars ( mix equal parts of both vinegars to get a total amount of ⅓ cup

1 teaspoon dried oregano or dried Italian seasonings

1 teaspoon salt (I use seasoned salt)

½  teaspoon black pepper

Thinly slice the red onion and add to a large mixing bowl.

Quarter the cucumber, remove the seeds with a spoon  and dice, then add to the bowl with the red onion.

Dice 1 or 2 ribs of celery and add it to the bowl

With you hands grab a big fist full of parsley and tear it off, then finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl. (Probably about 1 ½ cups of loosely chopped parsley)

Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas, kidney beans, and cannellini beans and green beans to the bowl.

In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar/balsamic vinegar mixture, oregano, salt, and pepper, and whisk together.

Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well until evenly distributed.  

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Thank you! Must have read my mind. Needed a recipe for bean salad. 

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That salad looks delicious.  I love bean salads and I have on hand all of the necessary ingredients.  Thanks

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That recipe similar to mine.  I agree, it is delicious.


Sometimes  to change it up a bit, I use mint leaves shredded into small pieces and leave out the Italian seasons.


it is so much better made the day before you serve it..yum.

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Yum thanks for sharing. 

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@ciao_bella  Thanks for posting. It looks delicious. I'll definitely try this.

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Mmmm....that looks tasty! 

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Thank you for the recipe.  I'm often asked to bring sides when visiting a friend - this one will be really nice for summertime.

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