Simple Bean Salad

I’ve been busy busy with guests and travels. So much I’d like to share, but for now, a recipe.

I had something kind of like this at a Greek restaurant here and was craving more. I couldn’t find a recipe anywhere, and it was really so simple, so I just put together a few things and was really happy with the results. It’s really just beans marinated in a vinaigrette, plus some garnishes.

The amounts in the vinaigrette are approximate—-I rarely measure when making salad dressings. If you want to make sure it’s just right, find a vinaigrette recipe you like and use it.

Here you go:

 2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed (you could use another kind of bean instead)

a half-cup to 3/4 cup or so of vinaigrette dressing, enough to give the beans a good bath

My vinaigrette consisted of maybe a 1/2 cup or so of olive oil, a few tablespoons red wine vinegar, a teaspoon of honey, and some onion powder

1 small onion, diced

handful of parsley, chopped fine

Mix and let marinate in the fridge, covered. Add salt and pepper to taste (remembering that the beans are usually already salted).

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7 thoughts on “Simple Bean Salad

  1. We enjoy your brief commentaries on your life in Hannover. It’s almost as if we had a chat. Brother John finally moved into Baysmont about two weeks ago and his driver/housekeeper is expected to go back to Florida this morning. He will be 90 on August 5.

  2. Hi Emily! My family (German heritage) uses this receipe for Kidney Bean Salad.

    Kindney Beans
    Onions
    Lettuce -Chopped
    Mayonaise

    It’s pretty yummy! But I’m going to try your next time!!

    Jenni

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