Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lindsay's Bean Salad

It was always a treat for us kids to go on holiday to our grandparents'. One of the reasons was that my grandmother was a wonderful cook. She and my grandfather had a big garden in which they grew most of their vegetables, and she put them to great use. One of her dishes that I remember particularly well is this very simple but delicious bean salad. It goes perfectly with quiche.

Lindsay's Bean Salad

Serves 4


2 400 g cans mixed beans or kidney beans (ca. 750 ml)
400 g green beans (ca. 1 litre)
1/2 onion
4 tbsp vinegar
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt


1. Top and tail the green beans. Steam them until tender, drain, and rinse with cold water. Drain and rinse the canned beans. Slice the onion finely.

2. Mix the beans and onion with all the remaining ingredients. Leave to marinate for at least half an hour.

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