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Pretty Vegetable Bean Salad Recipe

side dishes, salads, appetizersSheri SpalloneComment

"Easy and Elegant"  is my mother-in-law's mantra and I have resolved to follow it with my own family and friends.   Who wants to be in the kitchen the entire time?  This easy recipe mainly focuses on pantry items and is about as simple as it gets.  It's the perfect salad for a potluck, game day tailgating, or a summer get together because it can be made ahead and can be served at room temperature.   You could also serve this dish as a dip with chips for an easy healthy appetizer.  

I like this recipe because it serves a crowd (12-14 people), but it also it uses our Pretty Peppers, which imparts a nice tang to this dish.  


  • 3/4 cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp.) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.) pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 15 oz. can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can white shoe peg corn, drained and rinsed (could use fresh corn)
  • 1/2 jar Cherchies® Pretty Peppers
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped


Mix the Cider Vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Cool completely.

In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and then add the vinagrette.- refrigerate and serve with a slotted spoon (you may want to pour off some marinade before serving).  Serves 12-14.  Enjoy!

Pretty Vegetable Bean Salad Recipe

Pretty Vegetable Bean Salad Recipe