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                             MOM'S 4-BEAN SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       cn           Green beans, cut
    1       cn           Wax beans, cut
    1       cn           Red kidney beans
    1       cn           Garbanzos
    5       sm           Onions (or 2-3 big ones)
    1       c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Wine vinegar
      1/2   c            Cider vinegar
    1       t            Tarragon
      1/2   ts           Basil
            ds           Black pepper
 
   Drain juice from all cut beans and save.  Drain kidney
   beans and garbanzos; rinse (do not retain juice).  Mix
   kidney beans and garbanzos. Peel onions, slice, and
   separate rings.
   
   To layer:  1/4 of the onions; 1/3 of the green beans;
   1/3 of the wax beans; 1/3 of the kidney/garbanzos.
   Repeat.  Shake from side to side to settle.
   
   Marinade:  Of the retained juice, you should have a
   little more than 2 cups (if not, add water).  Add
   sugar and vinegars.  (Can use all wine vinegar instead
   of 1/2 wine and 1/2 cider vinegar.)  Rub spices in
   hand to break up; stir into juice.  “Taste to make
   sure both sourer and sweeter than you want the end
   product.”
   
   Pour marinade over beans.  If uncovered, make
   additional liquid (1/2 water to 1/4 sugar and 1/4
   vinegar).  Set for 2 days.
   
   Can also add cucumbers, avocado, sweet bell pepper
   and/or pimento.
  
 
 
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