8 cups

Chopped green pepper, onion, pimiento, corn, green beans, and green peas lend a flavorful and varied taste to this make-ahead vegetable salad. Serve in ramekins for an innovative touch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in small saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove dressing from heat, and cool 30 minutes.

Step 2

Stir together chopped bell pepper and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl; gently stir in dressing. Cover and chill salad for 8 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Step 3

NOTE: Salad may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.

Ratings & Reviews


June 27, 2015
This is a very forgiving salad. Adjust the ingredients as you wish. I know people who use various kinds of sweeteners instead of sugar, or in addition to a lesser amount of sugar. Vary the vegetables as you wish. I agree that the amount of dressing is too much, but you can make it up and add a little at a time until it's dressed as you wish, and then use the rest later on something else. Also, the longer this sits, the better it tastes. Try to put it together the day before serving, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. 

Won't be making.

May 16, 2015
I won't be making this because of the one cup of sugar. In this day and age with all we know about sugar this really shouldn't be promoted. I like sugar just like anyone else, so if it's in my dessert, OK. My salad I should always be able to eat and serve knowing I am benefitting from all the wonderful veggies not having dessert before dessert. I also don't want to serve this to the large percentage of diabetics in America. I wanted one star and it wouldn't let me rate that low. Wow.

WilliamToo's Review

August 25, 2014
I have not made this yet but do have a question. Is the 1 cup of sugar a misprint? It seems like an awfully lot of sugar.

stellacorona's Review

September 12, 2013
when i first saw this, with the canned veggies in it, i didn't know what to think; but the comments made me curious! this was awesome! i did use frozen peas, but made as directed. as another, only used about half of the dressing. eating it with peanuts on top today !!!

gloria5846's Review

February 19, 2013
I love this recipe. I fixed this for a family Christmas party everybody loved it. Its my new go to salad for get together.

CathyPumphrey's Review

September 02, 2012
I take this salad to many cook-outs or other gatherings. Everyone asks for the recipe or ask what is in the dressing. One person basically ate the whole entire salad. It is easy to make and is great left-over. This is definitely a keeper!

joshoemaker64's Review

February 03, 2012

dih706's Review

December 16, 2011

CarolAbbott's Review

July 08, 2011
Fixed this for the 4th of July and it was great. You really don't need as much dressing as it calls for. I probably kept about 1/2 cup and used with some tomato's and cucumber.

kwienken's Review

December 20, 2008
Delicious! This is a recipe I will be adding to my collection! I took it to a teacher luncheon and it was a hit!