Sweet and Tangy Four Bean Salad

I love the sweet and tangy flavors of vinegar and a bit of sugar. It is one of my favorites in making marinades, salad dressings, and anything I can think to add it to. The zip of the vinegar followed by the hint of sweetness is perfection.

Verdict: I love bean salad! I am not a big fan of anything other than green beans but I love this salad. It goes so well with most barbecued and grilled foods. Such a simple side that you can make in large batches for picnics and parties (when we can have those again!).

Sweet and Tangy Four Bean Salad

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can green beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can yellow wax beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well and refrigerate for best flavors 4-8 hours ahead of serving.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Pamela Beverly says:

    I love three bean salad! I never heard of four bean salad but I guess you just need to add one bean, lol.

    Here where I live, it used to come in a jar and after years, it disappeared. Now it comes in a can and I don’t think it’s by the same company because it doesn’t taste as good. Maybe I should just start making my own.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is super easy to make and tastes so good!


  2. AimsHerWay says:

    Looks delicious!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!


  3. syl65 says:

    I haven’t had been salad in years. Some foods you look at and taste immediately.


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Erika says:

    Such a light, tasty, and healthy meal. Perfect for summer!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! I love the flavors.

      Liked by 1 person

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