I cook for myself everyday for every meal, but I’m not too confident with my cooking abilities when I have company. The one thing that I think I’ve mastered, are my salads!
This summer, with traveling limited due to coronavirus, I’ve been invited to at least 1 potluck BBQ per week. Since people tend to enjoy my salads, I thought I’d bring that. However, the problem with salads at a potlucks is they tend to start wilting after even a few minutes, so they are best if eaten right away. Then I remember a salad that my mom used to bring to potlucks, a classic 3 Bean Salad. This is a perfect summer potluck dish since it’s quite economical, you can always keep the ingredients stocked in your pantry, it can prepared the night before and, not only does it not wilt, but it actually gets better with time.
-1/4 cup white sugar
-2/3 cup distilled white vinegar
-1/3 cup olive oil
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix all together
-1 can (15 ounce)kidney beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can (15 ounce) chick peas / garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can (15 ounce) green beans, drained and rinsed (or frozen beans, de-thawed)
-1 red onion, sliced into thin half rings
-Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 12hrs
-Serve with a slotted spoon