Three Bean Salad

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  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut in half crosswise

1/2 pound wax beans, trimmed cut in half crosswise

One 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed, and drained

1/2 small red onion, minced, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes and drained

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Set up a large bowl of ice water. Add the fresh beans to the boiling water, and cook until crisp-tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and plunge the beans into the ice water to stop the cooking and set their color. Drain. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the beans and the onion. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, vinegar, oil, and salt to a simmer. Pour the liquid over the beans. Marinate the beans at room temperature for 1 hour, tossing several times. Just before serving, season with salt and pepper to taste, add the parsley. Serve.