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Crazy Quilt Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

10-12 servings

This sensational bean salad started out with my mother's recipe, which I changed a bit to suit our tastes. The thyme and mustard give it such zest. It's a staple menu item every time our family gets together. — Roseanne Martyniuk, Red Deer, Alberta

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Place the first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients. Pour over bean mixture; toss gently.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 119 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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