What Is a Five-Bean Salad Recipe?


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A recipe for five-bean salad is Patrick and Gina Neely's Five-bean Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette. This combines cooked green beans with yellow wax, kidney, black-eyed and garbanzo beans, as well as sliced scallions, bell pepper, parsley and, optionally, marjoram. Then, toss the mixture with a vinaigrette of champagne vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, hot sauce, salt, ground black pepper and extra virgin olive oil.

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What Is a Five-Bean Salad Recipe?
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Five-bean Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

This simple, highly rated recipe yields between six and eight servings.

Prep time: 20 min.

Cook time: 8 min.

Ready in: 28 min.


  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 3/4 lb. yellow wax beans, trimmed and halved
  • 14 ounces dark red kidney beans
  • 14 ounces garbanzo beans
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped marjoram or oregano, if using
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Prepare the champagne vinaigrette
  2. Combine the garlic, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, hot sauce, salt and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, whisking until emulsified.

  3. Cook green beans
  4. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil and add the green beans. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until just tender, then drain and immediately rinse the beans in ice cold water.

  5. Toss ingredients
  6. Place the green beans with the other four types in a large serving bowl, along with the scallions, bell pepper, parsley and marjoram, if using. Toss thoroughly with the vinaigrette and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

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