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I used a few alternate ingredients in this recipe, but it turned out crisp and perfect nonetheless. I halved the recipe, used minced garlic in olive oil, omitted the celery, used fresh basil, and substituted apple cider vinegar. This is a great side item for grilling chicken or seafood. It is also very light.

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kriggsbee June 03, 2010

Wonderful and healthy salad! I cut the recipe in half and added one cup frozen corn. It is delicious, even my 2 year old daughter ate some.

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luminajd October 21, 2008

Enjoyed this for an easy and healthy packed lunch. Simple to make. Made a half recipe. Used the red wine vinegar and recommend it. Recipe calls for a lot of celery, which adds a nice crunch, but I would probably reduce it by half next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama April 24, 2007

Absolutely one of my favourite go to salads. Easy to make, keeps well in the fridge for up to a week. I modified it a bit, as I've made this recipe several times now. Here is my final version use fresh tomatoes, 4-5 depending on size, seeded; 1/2 cup minced red onion; Grape-seed instead of olive oil; 1/2 of a peeled and seeded english cucumber, chopped; sprinkled cayenne pepper around and over the ingredients, so maybe 1/4 tsp; original had too much celery for our taste, so I use 2 large stalks of chopped celery; for the beans, I use 1 19oz can of a mixed bean blend, as I like the taste better with a few types of beans. It really seems to enhance the flavours. Don't be shy on the garlic, I use 2 large cloves, minced and for the lemon, I use the juice of a whole lemon or even add in another half if the lemon is on the smaller side. The rest of the ingredients are per the original recipe. We love this recipe, and make it at least once per month as it goes with sandwiches for lunch, or for dinner with chicken really well. My thanks to death_by_parsnip for posting the original recipe!

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BussBoss2 October 23, 2013

I changed this quite a bit because I'm not a huge raw celery fan. I used 1 rib of celery but did 1 whole English cucumber with the seeds removed. I added a pinch of cayenne pepper. Everything else was according to the recipe -- I used mint and fresh tomatoes. YUMMY!

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SolightlyUK June 02, 2013

I did not have celery. I added black olives. So good!

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IrishHeart July 06, 2012

DH and I liked that this salad was healthy and easy to prepare. However, we found it kind of bland for our tastes. I tried adding a little more red wine vinegar and onion. This helped a bit.

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Dr. Jenny March 11, 2012

Simple, clean and delicious! I, too, omitted the celery and used fresh basil. I also added the red wine vinegar-- delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe

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GeekyChica June 28, 2011

I love Moosewood so I had to try this! It didn't disappoint! I halved the recipe because I only had one can of beans but next time I'll make the full recipe. I will also try balsamic vinegar next time. Thanks!

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ihvhope November 04, 2008

great recipe. very fresh and healthy tasting. I was trying to find something to make to use up extra celery. i used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. Thanks for sharing.

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RNMOMMY2BOYS June 27, 2008
Moosewood White Bean and Tomato Salad