Dasha’s Bean Salad

I was visiting Murray’s aunt a few months ago & went through her recipes! This bean salad recipe is most likely from the 70’s she said! Written on a scrap of paper…I do not know where she got the recipe from.

I made this the other day to check it out & I love it! not too much vinegar or sugar…although I thought it would be way too sweet as it has 1 cup of sugar..but there is a lot of dressing & I serve the bean salad using a slotted spoon so we are not ‘eating’ the vinaigrette so….we are not having so much sugar! ( maybe!)

It makes a really large amount & keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks…which is great since we only eat a bit of it at a time…this would be great for a party..since it would serve a lot of people!

It is really simple to make. Just some canned vegetables & beans & a simple dressing. The original recipe calls for a fresh pepper cut up & added to this but I did not use one. ( I forgot!)

 Here is the recipe..



1 can of cut green beans

1 can of cut wax ( yellow) beans

1 can of kidney beans

! can of lima beans…***I could not find lima beans in the store I was in so I used a can of mixed beans

1 green pepper *** I did not put this in

1 red onion


1/4 cup white vinegar

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp celery seed



Use a large bowl to mix this salad in

  1. Drain & rinse the green beans & put them into the bowl
  2. Drain & rinse the wax beans, add them to the bowl
  3. Drain & rinse the kidney beans, add these to the bowl
  4. Drain the lima beans..or whatever type of beans you are using & add these to the bowl
  5. If you are going to put the green pepper in the bean salad,  seed & dice the pepper & add to the beans
  6. Thinly slice the red pepper & add to the bowl
  7. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl together & set aside
  8. Now, mix the dressing in a bowl or measuring cup or jar..somewhere you can mix it together well
  9. Add the dressing to the beans & mix it well
  10. I put this salad into a large ziplock bag for a few hours & in the fridge so that the beans could get marinated …I turned the bag once in a while/…
  11. Then I put this bean salad into a large jar… you can use a large bowl with a lid…
  12. This keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!