Divorce is a funny thing. You not only lose your spouse but in most cases you lose an entire branch of people that have been your family for a very long time, as if by still associating with you they are being disloyal or some such. Fair dues. I completely understand. This is my ex sister in law's recipe that she shared with me eons ago it seems. It's the best bean salad you could ever eat. I love it around the holidays because it goes great on the buffet table, lasts forever and tastes better with each day that passes. Oh, and it serves a lot of people! The lime juice is my addition to the recipe. I like the extra tang it gives.
I dug it out and made it recently for a party we were having at church for the ladies. Each had been asked to bring a salad to share and I thought this would be the perfect one to bring as it makes a lot and everyone always loves it.
I was completely wrong. I was the only one who ate any of it. The British don't seem to understand bean salad. To them it's like eating a kangaroo, or an armadillo . . . maybe even snake. They avoided it like the plague. Nobody else touched it at all. I was quite fascinated by their disdain of it actually. Perhaps someone can enlighten me? In any case, this is the best bean salad ever. And I stand by that statement. Unless you are a Brit, in which case, it's extremely suspect and to be avoided at all costs! ha ha
*Linda's Bean Salad*Makes a lot, but keeps for days
1 tin flagelot or cannelini beans, drained and rinsed (15 ounces)1 small tin of sweet corn niblets, drained (about 4 ounces)