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Vegetable Salad Medley

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

12-14 servings

I like to take this salad to potlucks because it feeds a lot of people, and it's so easy to make. It's best when made a day ahead so the flavors can blend.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frozen French-style green beans, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup each chopped celery, red onion and sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to a boil. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add sugar mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 208 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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