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
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans
1 (15 ¼-ounce) can kidney beans
½ cup shredded yellow onion
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped red onion
½ cup canola oil
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper