Marinated Calico Salad

Kathy Schroeder


I made this for my family reunion last summer. I doubled the recipe, and within 30 minutes, it was gone. Everyone loved it. This recipe is always a crowd pleasure.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 can
    french style green beans, drained
  • 1 can
    shoe peg white corn, drained
  • 1 can
    baby peas, drained
  • 1 sm. jar
    pimentos drained
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped bell pepper (green, or red)
  • 3/4 cup
    sugar, or sugar substitute
  • 3/4 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup
    vinegar (i use apple cider)
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1 tsp.

How to Make Marinated Calico Salad


  1. Place all vegetables in a large glass container with a lid.
  2. Place sugar, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Pour over vegetables, and gently stir. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, stir again, then transfer to a bowl, using a slotted spoon to do so, as the marinate tends to make more juice overnight.
  4. Note: you may add 1 finely chopped zucchini in place of the peas if you like, or in addition to them. Make it your call!

Printable Recipe Card

About Marinated Calico Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

Show 1 Comment & Review

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Is it even summer without the proper summer salad side dishes? Seriously, just try for a minute to imagine a summer party without Aunt Nancy’s potato salad, your dad’s famous...

Prepare A Great Meal For Dad This Father's Day Recipe

Prepare a Great Meal for Dad This Father's Day

Kitchen Crew

Kick dad off the grill this Father's Day. Take over the tongs and prepare a great meal to show how much you care. While preparing the main dish, let dad...

How To Make The Perfect Hard-boiled Egg Recipe

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

They pack protein into a salad, are a fantastic on-the-go breakfast and a necessity for making deviled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are fantastic but are a bit intimidating to cooks. Overcook...