Potluck Vegetable Salad Recipe

A simple combination of vegetables, sugar and cider vinegar, this colorful salad recipe is the perfect addition to potluck or picnics.  The recipe was given to me by a close family friend about 10 years ago and it’s been a favorite ever since.  It’s also healthy … baring the sugar, I suppose … but an easy way to get a big dose of vegetables. 

 potluck vegetable salad recipe

I love cider vinegar. I use it for pickles, relishes, sweet and sour green beans, salad dressings, marinades, and anything else I can think of.

Cider vinegar is a traditional folk remedy to cure all sorts of ailments, including warts, and has been used in a variety of ways throughout history. I’ve never really used it for medicinal purposes, but I certainly eat plenty of it.

Hippocrates mixed it with honey as a cure-all for coughs and colds1)http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/vinegar-history.html, something that became popular again in the 1970s after Dr. D.C. Jarvis published Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health, claiming that honey enhanced the healing power of the vinegar.2)http://altmedicine.about.com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg_2.htm 

I don’t recommend relying on cider vinegar for any type of health issues, but I absolutely recommend using it in this salad.

Potluck Vegetable Salad
Serves 8
An easy summer salad recipe to make for picnics and potlucks.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 15oz can white shoepeg corn, drained
  2. 1 15oz can golden corn, drained
  3. 2 15oz cans french cut green beans, 1 cup of liquid reserved
  4. 1/2 to 1 14oz bag frozen peas
  5. 1 4oz jar pimentos
  6. 1 small onion, diced
  7. 1 cup cider vinegar
  8. 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine all vegetables in large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine reserved liquid from green beans, sugar and vinegar. Mix thoroughly to make dressing.
  3. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to coat.
  4. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Notes
  1. You'll likely have more dressing than you think you should. The dressing will help flavor the vegetables and allow the salad to keep for several days to a week in the refrigerator.
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References   [ + ]

1. http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/vinegar-history.html
2. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg_2.htm

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