I LOVE FIVE BEAN SALAD. So great to take to a potluck or picnic (no mayo), it’s a favorite of ours to have as our salad or veggie side with any number of meals year round. It makes a lot and only gets better each subsequent day. It keeps for up to two weeks in the fridge but never lasts that long! I use my mom’s recipe but tweak it in my own way to give it a bit more pizazz!
Five Bean Salad, my way
serves 15 Weight Watchers Smart Points 7
1 can garbanzo beans (or chickpeas as they’re also known)
1 can great northern or navy beans
1 can cut green beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can wax beans
2 large shallots finely minced or red onion finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
4-5 finely chopped peppadew peppers (these come in a jar) or substitute 1 tablespoon chopped pimento
1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeños (first removing ribs and seeds) or green pepper if you can’t take the heat.
Drain and rinse beans and put into a large serving bowl. Add the shallots, peppadew peppers and jalapeño, stir taking care not to break the beans.
3/4 c red wine or champagne vinegar
3/4 c vegetable oil (canola or olive oil)
1/2 c sugar
1-2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
sprinkle of red pepper flakes
Mix this together well – making sure that the sugar has “melted” into the marinade. Pour over the beans and stir together. Refrigerate. Stir every 30-60 minutes to further distribute the marinade. This is best made at least 8 hours prior to serving.
6 thoughts on “Five Bean Salad, my way”
I’m gonna try this 5 bean salad. We love bean salads, but are getting VERY expensive to buy. I’ll cn some this year.
Thank you for visiting Vickie! I hope you’ll enjoy this salad as much as I do.
Made it today… YUMMMMMM…Love it.. Even had to “compromise” with a few different ingredients.
So glad you liked it!
Doing a cold buffet lunch fr 60 Seniors on Xmas day and yr bean salad will be on the salad bar……all I
will add is a heaped teaspoon of dried basil per batch. We in South Africa LOVE our bean salad and yours is slightly different to our normal one so will give it a whirl !!.
Many thnx and Merry Christmas.
That’s wonderful, I’m happy that you like this recipe. And I will try it with the basil!