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Kidney Bean Salad Recipe

This kidney bean salad recipe is very easy. You can use the simple homemade Italian dressing recipe listed or you may substitute a store bought salad dressing to save even more time.

This recipe is a great part of your easy picnic recipes. It's also perfect for summer parties, and a good compliment to our outdoor grilling recipes.

Recipe for Kidney Bean Salad

  • 2 cups of cooked kidney beans or mixed beans (one can, drained)
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and allow the salad to marinate in the Italian dressing for at least thirty minutes before serving.

Here's a simple Italian salad dressing recipe to use with the kidney bean recipe:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of flavored vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 small clove of garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

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