This is one of the best bean salads! Make it the day before and toss it a few times to marinate.
You can increase these to your taste-
I usually use more than 1 cup
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup diced red bell pepper - must be red - no green
Rinse in colander and drain well -
1 can black beans
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can navy beans
1 can black eyed peas
1 can lima beans
To make sure the dressing doesn't watered down, I usually lay the ingredients on a large cotton or linen towel to dry a bit, then fold the towel and drop them all in the bowl.
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup red wine vinegar (I use all red wine instead of cider)
1/3 - 1/2 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup canola oil
Blend above with a stick blender or whisk until oil is incorporated, and pour over beans/veggies. Toss gently, cover, refrigerate. Toss or stir several times during marinating. Best after at least 12 hours so make the night before.