Showing posts with label calico salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label calico salad. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Calico Salad

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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.

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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

Dressing:

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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