Recently I went to a dinner at a friend’s house where everyone brought sides to go around the main course, and it was there I discovered this awesome bean salad. Now, I know some of you will say this is old news, but to me it’s not and I had to make one of my own and share. I love the flavors of the balsamic mixed with sugar. It’s not too sweet and not too bitter. Just perfect.
There are lots of things you could add into a salad like this, such as onion and bell pepper, but I just wanted to keep this simple so it’s strictly beans and dressing. And really, you could use any combination of beans you’d like.
Four Bean Salad
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 can green beans, drained and rinsed
1 can navy beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup EVOO
1/2 tsp salt
Combine the beans in a large bowl. Whisk vinegar, sugar, oil, and salt until sugar dissolves.
Pour vinegar-sugar mixture over beans and toss well to coat.
Cover and refrigerate over night. Stir several times.
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