Sunday, July 10, 2011

Light Fare for a Summer Night

Once in a while my Hubby and I like to spend a leisurely Saturday evening making a few dishes just for ourselves.
This weekend,I just felt compelled (almost obsessed) to make a classic three bean salad.
I had never made one before,so did a quick internet search and found this recipe.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can green beans
  • 1 pound wax beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


  1. Mix together green beans, wax beans, kidney beans, onion, sugar, vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Let set in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

I had to cut it quite a bit since this version is for about 16 people!
Needless to say we have leftovers!

Three bean salad in vintage Pyrex!

We paired this with filets on the grill and small red potatoes that we boiled and then grilled and mixed in herbed olive oil. It was worth the work-as always!!

For dessert,we had a three berry shortcake that my husband made. He's my dessert expert!
Let me know if you want the recipe.


Three beans and three berries!

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