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Easy Entertaining: Bean Salad

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Beans are a food group that remind a lot of people of silly childhood rhymes, but in my family, beans are the main ingredient of my mom’s signature potluck dish. (well, one of them at least) This is the one she goes to for summer barbeques and picnics- and its become such a staple, friends have specifically requested it by name on many occasions! It is also a favorite for how quick and easy it is to make! If you know how to use a can opener, then you should have no trouble with this one!

Bean Salad

What you need:

  • 1 can of black beans, navy beans (which are actually white), and pink beans
  • 1 bag/box of frozen peas
  • handful of chopped cilantro
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup each of balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, olive oil and safflower oil

Rinse the beans. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine. Move to a prettier serving bowl.

Was that not the easiest thing ever? If you have time to let the flavors marinate in the fridge for a few hours it definitely adds to the flavor- but don’t stress if you don’t have the time! I hope you test it out for any upcoming end of summer parties!

Have a great weekend!

ps I’m sorry for the grainy quality of this photo- I had a lot of trouble with the flash reflecting off the oil.. anyone have any tips?


Author: beautiful Life and Style

Out to prove to the world that "Stylish Engineer" is not an oxymoron. Always expanding my knowledge of art, architecture, fashion and entertaining while creating a beautiful life and style.

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