Serving
Click to Enlarge

Seven Bean Salad

Makes:
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
1 gallon  
**
1/2 hr  
Must
This delicious bean salad recipe makes a whole gallon. It's that big to allow using whole cans of beans with none left over. Of course a true bean connoisseur would insist the beans be soaked overnight from dry (see Note-1) and could make it any size s/he pleased. I think a gallon is a good size because there will still be plenty left after I "sample" it, and maybe still some after the party.



12
1-1/2
-------
1-1/4
1/2
6
1/2
2
1-1/2
1
1
1/2
1
-------
1 15oz
1 15oz
1 15oz
1 15oz
1 15oz
oz
c
----
#
#
oz
c
t
T
t
T
c
c
----
can
can
can
can
can
Green Beans
Lima Bean, frozen
-- Dressing
Tomatoes ripe
Celery
Onion
Parsley, flat
Rosemary
Sage, fresh
Peppercorns, black  
Salt
Olive Oil ExtV
Vinegar, Red Wine
--------
Kidney Beans, red
White Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Black Beans
Pigeon Peas

Make   -   (5 hrs - 30 min work)
  1. Tip and tail GREEN BEANS, cut into lengths from 1 to 1-1/2 inch and parboil just long enough to be crisp tender, then refresh in chilled water. Do not overcook.
  2. Parboil LIMA BEANS for a couple of minutes, then refresh in chilled water.
  3. Make Dressing:   Core TOMATOES and dice small. Dice CELERY and ONION small, chop PARSLEY, ROSEMARY and SAGE fine. Grind Pepper. Mix all together with Salt, Olive Oil and Vinegar.
  4. Open All Cans of Beans, drain and rinse. Mix All Items together.
  5. Allow to marinade as long as you can (4 hours or so) turning occasionally (being careful not to break up the beans).
  6. Serve cool but not refrigerator cold, in individual bowls or in in a single large bowl for buffet.
NOTES:
  1. Dried Beans:   To make this from dried beans use 1/2 cup = 1 can. Soak each type separately. I put them each in a jar with enough water and 1 t Salt - yes Salt. See our Soaking / Brining Dried Beans page. for about 8 hours, drain and discard the water. Then you need to cook them. in simmering water, Kidney beans and Great Northern (white beans) need about 1 hour, Garbanzos and Black Beans about 3/4 hour. Pigeon Peas about 1/2 hour, Yes, you can add them to a single pot of water in that order. Drain well. For details see our Beans Peas & Lentils page.
  2. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
ggv_7beansalad1 040215 r 090725 var   -   www.clovegarden.com
©Andrew Grygus - agryg@aaxnet.com - Linking to and non-commercial use of this page is permitted.