maria maxey


Inspired by my grandmother and my mother.I've learned by watching them since i was just little girl in old country Portugal.SO now i'm teaching my grandchildren after 5 genarations i'm finally in the process of printing our family and friends cookbook.


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40 Min


  • 3
    stalks celery
  • 1 pt
    of cherry tomatoes
  • 1
    red bell pepper
  • 1
    red onion
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of light red kidney beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of dark red kidney beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of pinto beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of green beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of yellow beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of lima beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of great northern beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of black beans,
  • 15 1/2 oz
    of garbanzo beans
  • 2 Tbsp
    of fresh oregano
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp
    of dijion mustard
  • 3 Tbsp
    of sugar (or 3 tlbs honey
  • 3 clove
    of fresh garlic
  • 3 Tbsp
    of fresh parsley
  • 1/3 c
    of balcinsc vinegar
  • 1 c
    of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    of fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    of cayenne pepper



  1. EMPTY all the beans in a very large bowl.Dice up the red onion chop.Then cut three stalks of celery into small pieces.NEXT cut the red pepper into small pieces.ADD all the above ingredients into large bowl with the beans.Cut your cherry tomatoes in half add to the beans.WHEN finished add the nine bean salad dressing to the bean mix. Double the dressing if needed.POUR the bean salad into a tight container and refrigerate for it least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. 9 BEAN dressing. as follow.( 2 step) Please ADD the final step for dressing goes like this.THIS recipe is in two parts.beans ,and then dressing.
  3. 2 (DRESSING) FINELY CHOP oregano, rosemary and thyme.Take garlic cloves and chop until minced.IN large bowl combine all the ingredients. WHISK in the olive and vinegar. MIX all ingredients well.AFTER all the dressing is well mixed pour over the bean salad.Double the dressing mix if needed.

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Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic

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