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Sep 28, 2007 09:14 AM

Bean Salads?

I'm making a three bean salad for VIP houseguests tomorrow (and apparently bean lovers) so it has to taste good. I have kidney, pinto,and great northern beans soaked, cooked, cooled, and ready to go. I was thinking tossing with olive oil, tumeric, red and green bell peppers, and scallions but I'm totally open to other suggestions.

Taste is obviously important but presentation is too. These are work colleagues of my husband's so I need to put on a nice spread.


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    1. re: OrganicLife

      Sounds good. Any acid in the dressing? I like sherry vinegar or other lite acid in the dressing. Citrus works well.

      1. re: scubadoo97

        or buy a very good vinegar based dressing and toss away. You def. need an acid in there and some salt. Those beans soak up any flavor.

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      1. I don't see an actual question so I guess I'll just give my recipe.

        my favorite bean salad is red beans, garbanzo beans and green beans. some onions & red bells. dressing: add LOTS of vinegar + black pepper, and a little lemon juice and sugar. maybe some crushed dried chilis.