Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marinated Veggie Side Salad


May is Pimento Month...who knew?

This is an old recipe with pimentos in it that I tried to make a wee bit more healthy for us

by substituting Splenda® for the sugar & cutting back on the amount of oil.

I marinate it in a medium sized Tupperware bowl &
try to remember to toss & turn it a few times so as
to make sure all the veggies are well covered.

Marinated Veggie Side Salad
  • 1 can of green beans, drained
  • 1 can of baby peas, drained
  • 1 can of shoe peg corn, drained
  • 1 jar of pimentos, drained
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
Toss all of the above together in a container with a tight seal.
Pour cooled marinade over all. (recipe below)
Refrigerate overnight.


1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. water
3/4 cup apple-cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar, or you may substitute equal amt. of Splenda®
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use a wee bit less...most of it stays in the bowl, anyway)

Boil marinade ingredients for a few minutes to dissolve sugar.
It is not necessary to boil if using Splenda®.
Just heat until dissolved.
Cool & pour over veggies. Refrigerate overnight.

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  1. I love the way you have tweaked the recipe to make it healthier. Such a great summer salad. Isn't it fun to have different foods for the seasons. This makes me want to take a picnic!

  2. What a delicious salad, Rett! I love having something like this in the fridge so when I want a snack I have something healthy all ready to eat. Using Splenda is a great idea.

    Your photo is so pretty it makes my mouth water for a bowl of your yummy salad.

  3. This looks great Rett, like a variation of the old three bean salad! Don't hesitate to cut back on the veggie oil (I've eliminated it from all "pickle" salads I make. I'll only add olive oil to tomato based salads because it brings flavor.)
    I haven't tried saving peonies for later in the season, but I am excited to try adding food die to the water to see if I can tint the edges of the white ones:@)

  4. Rett,

    I love side dishes like this! Beautiful photograph my friend. This week I hope to update side bar to get some "special" buttons on!


  5. Your salad sounds yummy and it hasn't been that long since I ate supper. I use splenda in my cooking with having two diebetics in the house. I love how you tweaked your salad. I am guilty of that at times. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

  6. This sounds good, a bit of a twist on the tradition bean salad. Thanks I will definately try it! Have a great day.

  7. I had no idea, but pimento is a favorite around here. Guess I'll need to do something to celebrate! ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  8. Looks wonderful Rett, right up my ally. Thanks for sharing your altered more healthy recipe.

  9. Nice summer salad. I make one similar. Instead of green geans I use a can of red beans. I try to substitute Splenda whenever I can as well. Have a wonderful day Rett!

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