Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Calico Salad


Nothing beats a hot, steaming 3-bean salad.

Unless…it’s 100 degrees. Then the last thing I want are hot vegetables.

I’ve been eating sliced tomatoes as part of lunch all summer. And I make salads like calico salad to get my veggie fix in…in a cooler way.RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]

Now, this recipe is the crack-open-a-can and mix it together type. Would it be even better with fresh veggies from your garden or farmer’s market? I’m sure! You might want to give it a go. I’m being a little lazy this summer (we’ll blame the heat. I’m sure that’s it.) :)

I love the pimentos in the recipe (or, as my fellow Southerners will say, pahmennas!) And the chickpeas are yummy, too.


Calico Salad

2 small or 1 large cans of shoepeg corn, drained
14 oz early peas, drained
1 can lima beans, drained
14 oz french green bean, drained
1 cup chickpeas, drained
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pimento
1/2 cup chopped red onion


1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 c vinegar
1 T water
1 c sugar
1 t salt
1 t pepper

Mix together the drained vegetables. Mix the ingredients for the dressing and boil for one minute. Cool the dressing and pour over the vegetables. Chill overnight.

Eat your veggies! And stay cool. :)

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  1. Elizabeth this does sound like a great way to have your vegetables without having to melt over a stove.

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  2. Sounds tasty! Can't wait to whip up a batch.

  3. Mason--I think my kids might even eat this in their lunchboxes. Hard to get a veggie in them at lunch for school...

    Wendy--Thanks! Hope you'll enjoy it. :)

  4. the chickpeas are a new addition to my 3 bean salad recipe... have to remember that.

    High today in the 70's hooray!!!

  5. Dave--You stinker! Highs in the 70s?!? Where in the continental US is that?

  6. I like your new take on bean salad! I'll give this a try - very pretty and colorful, especially with the pahmennas.

  7. Isn't it funny that we crave fruit and veggies in the summer? This sounds like a perfect and easy lunch, Elizabeth!

    ~ Krista

  8. Very smart to eat light and healthy anytime, but with this weather, it's a must. I will be making this fo' sho'! Thanks, E!

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  9. MJ--Pahmennas make it pretty. :)

    Krista--I guess we must need it to deal with the heat!

    Cleo--Hope you'll enjoy it!

  10. Elizabeth/Riley, lovely and light. What a fun salad for summer.