This was always in my Grandmother’s fridge. I know they sell massive jugs of something they call “Four Bean Salad” at Costco. Costco’s does not hold a candle to my Grandmother’s recipe. And really people, this isn’t hard to make unless you find can openers daunting, and if you do, you really should stop looking at food blogs.
Four Bean Salad (8-10 small servings)
- 1 10-oz package frozen lima beans
- 1 can red beans
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1 can cut string beans
- ½ cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup white wine vinegar
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
- 2 medium carrots, peeled, sliced and par boiled (don’t overdo the carrots, just boil them until they are nice and tender NOT mushy)
Prepare the lima beans according to package instructions (they usually need to be simmered for 15 minutes).
Drain and rinse the beans (except the green beans, just drain them, they don’t need to be rinsed). Mix all the beans together in a medium bowl. Add the red onion and the carrots.
Beat together the oil, sugar, and vinegar. Pour over the bean and vegetable mixture. Allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator before serving. If you’ve been struggling with what to feed your newly converted vegan friends the next time they come over – add this to the list.