Having this three bean salad in the fridge offers a quick side dish or starch component to a meal. Beans are high in fibre and may help to lower cholesterol levels.  Beans are also low glycemic index so they keep you fuller for longer and may help you to lose weight.

The short time it takes to prepare this dish is well worth the lasting convenience and health benefits!

Time saving tip: Double the recipe as it keeps in the fridge for up to two weeks!


1 large onion, finely chopped

1 large green pepper chopped

1 tin green beans or cooked fresh beans

1 tin baked beans

1 tin butter beans, drained

1/4 to ½ cup (60-125ml) sugar

½ cup (125ml) vinegar

¼ (60ml) oil

8 teaspoons dried sweet basil


Finely chop the onions and green pepper. Fry till soft in a little oil. Add the beans, sugar, vinegar and oil to the cooked onion mix and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add the basil and mix through. Allow to cool then refrigerate.

This salad should keep in the refrigerator for at least one week.

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