Red Kidney Bean & Onion Salad

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Great for a BBQ

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Serves: 4

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Tags: salad · main · bbq · beans · kidney ·


8oz. red kidny beans
pinch of bicarbonate of soda
1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 large onion, peeled
1tbsp. vinegar
3tbsp. salad oil
salt and pepper


Soak the beans overnight in cold water and the bicarbonate of soda

The following day transfer the beans and the liquid into a large saucepan

Add a quarter pint (125ml) cold water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for one and a half to two hours, making sure the beans do not break up

Drain and put into a basin

Cut off 2 slices of the onion for garnish and roughly chop the rest

Place the garlic into a bowl and add the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper

Mix well and pour over the hot beans before adding the chopped onions

When the dish has cooled a little garnish with onion rings

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