An easy, delicious cold bean salad. A big hit at barbecues and picnics! Use any combination of beans you like.
Make your own vinaigrette for this salad if you don't want to use shop-bought French dressing!
Used different ingredients. A great explosion of flavour. This is an excellent bean salad. I used kidney beans, green beans and chickpeas. I added flaked almonds, as another reviewer recommended. I will repeat this recipe many times down the road. I'm always looking for good side dishes. - 24 Jul 2008
Something else. Since this recipe invited you to try different beans I made a typical 3 bean salad. I added a little onion and left out the water chestnuts. The unusual dressing was really the thing that was supposed to give the typical bean salad a lift over the vinegar, oil and sugar type. I wasn’t impressed. I did try some flaked almonds. Maybe mine were old but If I do make this again I would totally leave the almonds out, did nothing for it. It may be better the second day too. - 24 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. I made some variations to this salad, such as adding more beans, using passata instead of and/or in addition to salsa. Adding some flaked almonds makes it crunchy and even more nutritious! I also found that adding mushrooms or other finely-chopped veggies flavours it nicely too. - 24 Jul 2008