I have to be honest. I did not make this salad. It is my mom’s recipe. Actually, it’s a recipe from my high school grad class’s recipe book. But since my mom is at the root of my foodie ways, it’s only fair that she deserves a shout out, no? My kids LOVE beans, and since there are few other protein-rich foods they enjoy these days, meals like this are very popular with the kidlets. This dish makes a fine vegetarian main or side dish. As well, it is great for potlucks.

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3 Bean Salad

19 oz can of black beans (or 2 cups cooked from dry beans)
19 oz can of kidney beans (or 2 cups cooked from dry beans)
2 c fresh green beans – steamed til they are still a little crunchy
2 cups chopped celery
1 medium onion cut fine (red or white)
1 medium green pepper (any colour is fine)


3/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/8 c olive oil + 1/8 c flax, hemp seed or other healthy salad oil
1/3 c dry or liquid sweetener
2 Tbsp water
salt & pepper to taste


If using canned beans, drain and rinse beans well. Put into large bowl, add other salad ingredients. Stir marinade ingredients until dissolved. Pour over salad. Toss well.
Refrigerate 6-24 hrs. (I only made it 2 hrs before serving and it was great) Leftovers just tasted better. Stir often to mix ingredients and flavour.

Serves 6.

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