This is a classic salad from the days of potluck picnics with a tableful of summer salads to choose from. This salad is a man-pleaser, with its combination of beans, pickle, egg and cheese. But, we've lightened it up a bit to genuinely make it good for people. Easily doubled and tripled. Best made a day or two ahead of time, but early the same day is also fine. Makes 4 cups / 850 g in total.
Hard boil the eggs, set aside in cold water to cool.
Meanwhile assemble in a large bowl all the other ingredients, from the 2 cups of already-cooked kidney beans down to the pepper. Then add the chopped egg, then the Miracle Whip salad dressing. Fold all together. Put in fridge for several hours to chill.
Serve on a bed of lettuce, garnished with the grated cheese.
2 cups of kidney beans is a 450 ml (15 oz) tin, drained and rinsed.Instead of the fat-free Miracle Whip, you could use fat-free sour cream or fat-free Greek yoghurt, or a combination.