October 15, 2022

Quick and Easy Bean Salad made with Garden Fresh Beans

bean salad
This bean salad needs to be made ahead of time, at least 2 hours before serving, for the flavours to marinate.

540 ml or 19 oz 1 can of mixed bean container
1/2 cup blanched green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup onion sliced to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp parsley chopped

The mixed bean container that was used for this recipe has chickpeas, kidney beans, black eyed peas, white beans, Romano beans, and baby lima beans. Rinse out the beans before using. You can adjust the flavours according to preference.

First boil the green beans for about 3 minutes until slightly tender, you can salt the water if you want. Remove the beans from the water and let it cool. Cut it into desired size.

Mix the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, pepper with the beans and leave it covered in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving cold or at room temperature. This bean salad can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

bean plant
Pole beans and Bush beans are the easiest to plant and get a harvest from. Therefore, a staple in any vegetable garden. It requires little maintenance. Bean plants do not like fertilizer.
bean plant
Some information to know about growing bush beans...

It can be planted beside a variety of other plants known as companion plants such as cabbage, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, pea, potato, radish, rosemary, savoury, strawberry, tansy and tomatoes. 
They should not be planted beside fennel, gladiolus, onions, and garlic. 

If you are using the Square Foot Gardening method you can plant 9 bean seeds per square. It needs to be planted 1" deep and requires water, try not to make the soil go dry. It can be direct planted as soon as the soil is warm and the outside temperature is 15 degrees celsius. Bush beans are usually about 12 to 18 inches tall. Some bush beans require some support. Make sure it is planted in good quality soil with compost. Bush beans take about 8 weeks from planting to get a harvest. 
pole bean plant
Some information to know about growing pole beans...

Pole beans are vines and need a trellis to grow. Establish a trellis before planting the seeds. It can only be planted once, in the beginning of the season, as it takes 10 weeks to harvest. Direct seed after last spring front when the outside temperature is 12 degrees celsius. If using the Square Food Gardening method plant 8 seeds per square. They need heavy watering, keep the soil watered. Pole beans can be planted with carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, pea, radish, savoury and tansy. It should not be planted with beets, cabbage, gladiolus, kohlrabi, fennel, onion, allium, and sunflower.

When you are planning your gardening, consider adding different types of beans.

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22 comments:

  1. Mmmmm this salad looks and sounds so good, the perfect side or just for lunch. Yummmmm!!

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  2. Looks delicious and we love beans

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  3. I made this salad and it was very good, perfect side to go with my grilled chicken

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  4. Looks like a refreshing and healthy salad perfect for lunch.

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  5. Oh my that does look healthy and tasty.

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  6. I need to make this salad it looks delicious

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  7. This is a great salad for my husband help with his cholesterol.

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  8. The salad looks great but I’m not a fan of bean salads.

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  9. Looks delicious. I love bean salads. Florence C

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  10. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe !

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  11. Looks very yummy!

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  12. nice healthy salad! Would be a family pleaser!

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  13. I would love to try this healthy salad

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  14. Bean Salad is not only tasty but full of protein.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this looks so delicious!

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  16. This salad looks easy to make and very healthy

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  17. This salad looks so delicious.

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  18. My family love different beans so I know they would enjoy this recipe. Thanks

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