Balsamic Beans and more!

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By Linda James
from Mt. Vernon, OH

This recipe can be adapted according to what kinds of beans you have on hand. Other vegetables can be added, such as chopped carrots or broccoli. I've made it many times and it's always a hit.

serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  • 1 can
  • 1 can
    kidney beans
  • 1 can
    black beans
  • 1 can
    garbanzo beans
  • 1 can
    black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro or mint leaves, optional

How To Make

  • 1
    Drain cans of corn and beans, then toss them together with the olive oil, onion, celery, and green pepper in a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper, mix well. In separate bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Mix with the beans. Let this marinate for a few hours or overnight before serving. Top with chopped cilantro or mint if desired.