Colorful Vegetable Salad

This dump-and-stir recipe is a make-ahead timesaver. It's great for a potluck gathering.

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 none (14.5-ounce) cans French-style green beans, drained
  • 2 none (15.5-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
  • 2 none (15.4-ounce) cans small green peas, drained
  • 2 none (4-ounce) jars diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 none bunch green onions, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 none (16-ounce) package frozen shoepeg corn, thawed
  • 1 none green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery


Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes to cool.

Stir together green beans and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; gently stir in dressing. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.


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Colorful Vegetable Salad Recipe