Four Bean Salad
Homemade Four Bean Salad
The traditional Four Bean salad consists of a few things that I do not put into my own salad. First of all, a lot of the recipes used canned beans, which is great if you are in a hurry, but I prefer beans that I need to soak overnight. I feel as though they taste better. So, here is MY recipe for a Four Bean Salad:
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 scant teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar, or substitute cider vinegar
- 14 onces of garbonzo beans (soaked overnight)
- 14 ounces of Kidney beans (soaked overnight)
- 14 of soy beans (soaked overnight)
- 14 ounces of green beans (cooked)
- one red bell pepper, chopped.
- small jar pimientos, drained, about 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
Combine sugar, celery salt, olive oil and vinegars in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 seconds. Combine drained beans in a large bowl; add pimiento and sliced onion. Toss to blend ingredients. Pour dressing over beans and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
Serves 8- 10 people.
Hints: Now, sometimes I like to add some edemame to the salad too. I like to use soy beans instead of wax beans because I really like soy beans and am not a real big fan of the texture of waxed beans. If you are a fan of any kind of other bean, go ahead and use it. If you like pinto beans or black beans…add ’em! I usually do not use as much sugar as 2/3 cup (I use about 1/3 cup). If there is too much liquid in the bowl, drain it.
Tastes great alone or a side to a protein dog and spinach salad. Even great with marinated tofu and some red potatoes. Or… if you are a carnivore (I am a vegan, as of the January 1, 2011-and LOVIN’ it!) BBQ a shrimp skewer or a strip steak and some potatoes!
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Here I am…it is 5:50 am in San Diego and I am looking up some recipes online for home-made pizza. My brother is coming in town this week for the holiday and I have invited him to my house Wednesday night for dinner. He has never been to my house and I would like to just hang out with him. There is another reason for my invitation…I want him to get to know my boyfriend a little more. My brother will be moving back to San Diego this summer and I know that we will be hanging out more and more and I need for him and my boyfriend to be great friends too. We shall see, their personalities might clash just a bit. This is going to be one busy busy busy week, as are all the holidays. Never a time for rest and relaxation. Anyways…the recipe for homemade pizza that I go by…..
Here is a great one…..
Having a major sweet tooth can be a bother if there is nothing sweet in the house. Here is a great recipe to keep in mind that the ingredients are everything and these I keep in stock.
|CHERRY ANGEL DESSERT
8 c. angel food cake, cubed
1 (1 lb. 5 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 sm. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. sour cream
1 lg. container Cool Whip
Place 4 cups (1/2 inch cubes) angel food cake in 9×13 pan. Spoon cherry pie filling over cake. Top with 4 more cups angel food cake.Combine instant vanilla pudding mix, 1 1/2 cups milk and sour cream; beat smooth. Spoon over cake pieces. Top with Cool Whip. Chill.
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I was just talking to my mother-in-law about Thanksgiving dinner this year. My family rotates holidays for each parent. This year…my parents-in-law for Thanksgiving and my parents for Christmas.
Anyways, I am helping cook dinner this year and was asked for some ideas and recipies. I went a little crazy and found some really great sides. I found these on Cooks.com, RealSimple, and Martha Stewart.
Here are some great ideas for your holiday dinner.