Four Bean SaladFour Bean Salad - The Quick and Easy Way
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Four Bean Salad - The Quick and Easy Way
1 - 15 oz. can Red Kidney Beans
1 - 15 oz. can Pinto Beans
1 - 15 oz. can Black Beans
1 - 15 oz. can Chick Peas (Garbanzos)
1 cup Onion, sweet, diced
1-1/2 tbsp. Garlic, crushed

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This four bean salad is made the quick and easy way with canned beans, and it's a vegan recipe that can be made in 15 to 20 minutes.

Wash the lids of the cans. Open the cans and dump the contents of the kidney, pinto and black beans into a mixing bowl.  Drain off the liquid in the chick pea can and add the chick peas to the mixing bowl. 

Clean and dice about one cup of the sweet onion and add to the mixing bowl.  Peel and crush the garlic and add to the mixing bowl.  Mix thoroughly and cover and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours before eating to allow the flavors to blend together.* 

The four bean salad can be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for about two days.

We can make a meal of these beans as a toping for a salad with some balsamic vinegar dressing.

*An alternative is to add the balsamic vinegar dressing to the four bean salad before you place it in the refrigerator along with some pepper if you desire to the four bean salad to be a little spicy. This way the bean salad is ready to eat as is, and it can become the dressing for a mixed greens salad.


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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!