Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Best Bean Salad In The World

I know it is a big claim but I love this salad for many reasons other than taste.  It is really just a pickled vegetable salad that is cheap and easy to make. You can just keep adding to it over a number of days which makes it great for events like Christmas. And you can even freeze it although it is not something I usually do as we are happy to eat it day after day till it is gone. You can use any vegetables that you have on hand or in season but I will give you the recipe as I like it.
The Best Bean Salad In The World

500 gm Dried Beans or your choice (I like Lima and Borlotti)
3 Stalks of Celery sliced
500 gm Green Beans sliced
3 Onions finely chopped
1 Tin Corn Kernels drained or fresh if you have it
1 Capsicum diced
1 Carrot grated
1/4 Cauliflower broken into small florets
1/4 Broccoli broken into small florets
1 Handful of Mint chopped finely.


1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
2 tsp Salt
1 Tbls Vegetable Oil

Bring all dressing ingredients to the boil the leave to cool.

Soak your beans overnight then drain, rinse and boil for 45 minutes.  Drain and cool.
Once the beans are cool add the rest of the ingredients and pour over the dressing.

Do you have a favourite salad recipe that you would like to share?


  1. Oh that is a little different to the bean salad that I normally make - I like the addition of cauliflower, brocoli and carrot. It looks delicious.

  2. This sounds delicous. So fresh and crunchy. Just perfect for the summer.

  3. Just wanted to tell you that I made your bean salad and it is now a favourite! I made my own dressing with just lemon juice, and olive oil. (I am diabetic so can't have all that sugar) thanks for that!


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