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Three-Bean Wacky Sweet Salad

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Great for potlucks or family get-togethers.

Ingredients

1 bag (12 ounces) tri-color macaroni
1 can (15 ounces) green beans, drained
1 can (15 ounces) wax beans, drained
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1 cup chopped sweet onion
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Rinse with cool water. Combine green beans, wax beans and kidney beans and onions. In separate bowl, combine vinegar and oil. Slowly add in sugar to dissolve. Add macaroni and vinegar mixture to beans. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine.

Marty Hines, East Moline



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