Saturday, July 10, 2010

Three Bean Salad



opening a 1960s vintage cookbook
and noticing most salad recipes
began with at least a cup of mayo
I almost threw out the book
but three bean salad had possibilities
did I really have to be exact
and use canned green beans,
wax beans and kidney beans?
why not kidney, garbanzo,
and Caribbean black beans
some scallions
and celery
a must for a 60s salad
apple jelly melted with
cider vinegar
a sweet sour tang
thickened again with
corn starch
poured hot over
well drained and
rinsed beans
chill and serve

© 2010 Sandy Vrooman

3 cans of assorted beans
1 bunch of scallions
2 cups chopped celery
cup of apple jelly
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
5 tsp corn starch

1 comment:

  1. That's the best-looking 3-bean salad I've ever seen!

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