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Reader Recipe: Beloved Bean Salad

One of my favorite things to do in Spring is go on picnics. I pack up a small sack — making sure to add a bottle opener! — text some friends, grab YumJimmy and head to the park. One of the best parts is all the random snacks everyone brings. I'm always looking for a new addition to our usual repertoire, and when I saw this bean salad from TeamSugar member audreystar, I knew I had found a winner. Her recipe is handed down from her aunt, and it looks easy to throw together and great for any sort of get together. To get the recipe for her auntie's beloved bean salad, just


Submitted by TeamSugar member audreystar

Auntie's Beloved Bean Salad

Auntie's Beloved Bean Salad

Auntie's Beloved Bean Salad


2 - 15 oz cans of kidney beans or red beans
1 hard boiled egg
1/2 onion chopped
1 stalk of celery chopped
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish (you can use sweet-pickle relish instead if you like it better)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (you can add less or more depending on how thick you want it)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon celery salt


Ingredients (at a glance)Ingredients (at a glance)

Mix together in a bowl, your chopped onion, chopped celery, pickle relish, garlic powder, and celery salt:

Hard boil an egg and after it is finished chop it up and put in the bowl with onion/relish mixture. Next open the cans of beans and thoroughly rinse and dry. (This is very important! If you don't do this you will end up with a soupy bean mess — trust me I know :oops: )

Drained beansDrained beans

Add chopped egg and beans to the bowl mixture.

Last thing is add the mayonnaise. Mix all together. Cover and put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Great for a Summer bbq. Enjoy!

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wrngco wrngco 8 years
Love kidney beans. I won't touch mayonaise ever never full of fat loads of cholesterhol
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
My son likes to pour salad dressing on these beans for a snack. Your recipe looks much more appealing. So, I'm trying yet another of your recipes! Thanks to you and audreystar!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Looks unappetizing.
emalove emalove 8 years
Yuck! Wayyyy too much mayo for me.
guinnevere guinnevere 8 years
oh wow that looks so gross.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This looks nasty!
smellen smellen 8 years
LOVE kidney bean salad! and just about any other kind of bean salad, as well. get your fiber on!
pureperfection pureperfection 8 years
looks really good!
andrennabird andrennabird 8 years
I eat bean salad with vinaigrette on it all the time. I never thought about a mayo based bean salad. Hmmm. Maybe! I love the "nayonaise" made from canola. If anyone wants a delicious but healthier alternative to mayonnaise, I'd highly recommend it.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Fine, I'll take her share!
cvandoorn cvandoorn 8 years
No thanks!
sonnabobble sonnabobble 8 years
i've never had anything like this before. it's sounds kinda's all the classic potato salad ingeredients with beans!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This really does sound like great picnic food
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Yummy! :feedme:
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I totally forgot about Bean Salad. My mom used to make it too for picnics and BBQs. I remember that it was yummy, thanks for the recipe.
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