White Bean Fiesta Salad

White Bean Fiesta Salad

1 cup dry white pea beans – soaked and cooked according to cooking beans directions
2 large stalks celery – sliced diagonally
1 small onion – chopped
1 small green or red pepper – sliced
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives (optional)
1 cup cherry tomatoes – halved (optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch paprika

Combine cooked beans, celery, onion, green or red pepper, olives and tomatoes if desired in a large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over bean mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 1 week.

NOTES : Microwave Method:
Soak and cook beans according to cooking bean directions.