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geneve's italian bean salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rhonda E!
Juneau, AK

This is from an Italian Women born in 1911 who was my friends Grandmother and all her recipes where written in Italian so I could not get any of her recipes, but this one. I have been eating this for 30 years, I have know Idea how long she had been making it. But this is a Beautiful Looking Salad and so Simple to make. Please make it just like I wrote. The Smashed garlic is important and gives it a wonder flavor of bits of fresh garlic. I leave a little bit of the Kidney Bean Juice in mine because I am older now and don't use as much Vinegar or Olive Oil in my diet as I used to 30 yrs ago

(1 rating)
yield 5 -6 people
prep time 15 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For geneve's italian bean salad

  • 1 can
    garbonzo beans drained s & w brand
  • 1 can
    red kidney beans reserve 2 tbs liquid option s & w brand
  • 4 clove
    garlic smashed with wooden mallot
  • 3 md
    green onions sliced julienned diamond shaped
  • red wine vinegar
  • olive oil

How To Make geneve's italian bean salad

  • 1
    Add all the ingredients into a medium size bowl except the Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil.
  • 2
    This is how I measure how much Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil to Use. I imagine that they have a spout on the bottle, like at bar for pouring drinks, and I do it like a Bar Tender. I Turn the Red Wine Vinegar Bottle Over to pour and give it a Three Count like 1-2-3. Then, I do the same with the Olive Oil 1-2-3. The stream is the same as if pouring a drink of alcohol with a spout.
  • 3
    Then take a medium size spoon a stir the ingredients folding the beans so you don't injure them with the spoon.
  • 4
    Serve Right Away or Refrigerate for 1 hour for Full Flavor. Enjoy Geneve's delicious salad! This is a beautiful salad.