This recipe comes to me from my aunt who lives in Florida and hosts lots of casual cookouts and parties. This is a great dish to bring to a barbecue because it doesn’t spoil, since there’s no mayo or sour cream or any other protein/dairy in it. The marinade adds a nice tang to the crisp veggies!
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Ready In: 8 Hours 20 Minutes
- Servings: 10
Says my aunt, “this is a refreshingly sweet side dish of baby peas, white corn, green beans and pimentos, all tossed together with a simple sweet n’ sour vinaigrette. Using all canned vegetables, this is a snap to prepare and has wonderful flavor after marinating overnight. It does not taste like canned veggies and you get a variety of crunch in every serving.”
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 (15 ounce) can green beans, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can baby peas
- 1 (15 ounce) can white corn, drained
- 1 (2 ounce) jar pimentos, drained
- 1 cup chopped celery, plus the leafy green tops if available
- 1 cup chopped onion
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring oil, vinegar, and sugar to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate for one hour.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the drained green beans, peas, corn, pimentos, celery, and onion. (I actually put my canned veggies in my colander and let them drain while I am chopping the fresh onions and celery). Combine them all in a big bowl then pour the dressing over the top and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Before serving, drain the marinade. Season with salt and pepper, and serve chilled.
This easily feeds 10-15; double the recipe to feed a crowd of 20 or more. Enjoy!