Vegetables / 4 Bean Salad Recipe
As a kid we looked forward to the Sunday buffet in Virginia and the 3 bean salad. These days, when we are busy we just buy a can. But when we have company we make it from scratch because it is delicious. 3 Bean Salad is standard but you can add Garbanzo beans for a nice 4 bean salad, which is the recipe below.
You could actually make pickled green beans or any type of pickled bean but feel at least 3 types of beans are necessary for this to be really good.
1 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoon honey or sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 onion sliced
1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional but nice)
1 can each green beans, wax beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans (chick peas)
If you are using sugar instead of honey, heat the vinegar and dissolve the sugar. let cool and add remaining ingredients. Otherwise mix everything together in a large bowl and refrigerate overnight.
Tasty as a side for just about anything.
Knox's Spice Company