are a member of the legume family and were introduced into
America by West African cooks. Most beans come from pods which
are tough, stringy and inedible. Not only are beans an excellent
source of fiber, they are one of the world's most important food
groups. Vinegar and sugar enliven the flavor
and texture of beans. This is a barbecue and picnic classic.
1 (14 ½-ounce) can green beans
the green beans, garbanzo beans and kidney beans
(15-ounce) can garbanzo beans
¼-ounce) can kidney beans
shredded yellow onion
tablespoons coarsely chopped red onion
apple cider vinegar
teaspoon ground black pepper
in a medium-sized
2. In a large glass
bowl, mix the yellow onion, red onion,
sugar, salt and pepper.
3. Toss the drained
beans with the cider dressing. Cover
salad and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Hint: Marinated beans are
also delicious served over lettuce
shredded carrots. Use the marinade as a dressing.