Grandma’s Calico Green Bean Salad

Grandma’s Calico Green Bean Salad- Contributed by Jan Turner

2 cups cooked green beans
1 cup cooked cranberry or kidney beans (red beans)
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (yellow beans)
1 chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup roasted red peppers (pimentos)
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil (salad oil)
1/4 - 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
Optional: add chopped fresh parsley as a garnish

 Begin by washing and draining all beans. Mix the 3 types of beans with green pepper, roasted red peppers, onion and celery in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Once combined pour the dressing over the veggie mixture. Place the finished salad in the refrigerator to sit for 12 hours. Serve cold and enjoy!

About the Recipe:
Calico Green Bean Salad brings back memories of family holiday dinners to Jan who found the recipe in her mother’s cookbook. She intends to continue the tradition by passing the classic recipe down to her daughter Colleen.