Marinated Vegetable Salad

Cool, refreshing and mighty good

Of the many side dishes I enjoy making and eating during the summer, cold vegetable salads like this one goes great with so many meals. It was perfect for some of the barbecuing I did over the weekend. Now as you read down the list of ingredients, you might think it contains a lot and I suppose it does. In fact, with this type of salad you can add or adjust ingredients to suit your fancy using just about anything but the kitchen sink. Broccoli, cauliflower, small cherry tomatoes, light red kidney beans, any type of garden vegetable your palate desires… heck, just make it up as you empty out the cabinet and fridge.

This is really a knock-off of another version of my Three Bean Salad, only this time I've changed up vegetables using Italian green beans and purple hull peas, added some fresh things, change the vinaigrette up a bit and added a double marinade with a rinse of white wine. Enjoy!

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15 thoughts on “Marinated Vegetable Salad

  1. Tina

    Another perfect summertime salad. Good accompaniment on the patio table for any type grilled fish, chicken or beef.I am already tired fo this heat…just a few months until open window weather!

  2. Trix

    I love a salad like this, it has so much texture. It is so boiling hot out right now, how about you have one sent to me, huh? And that way I can just sit here with a cold drink and fan myself until it gets here. kay?

  3. Anonymous

    Could one omit this step: "Drain and soak in a mellow white wine before serving with a slotted spoon."?I didn't get the purpose of it, drain the salad dressing and soak in wine(how much wine???)Please clarify, the recipe looks interesting.

  4. drick perry

    Dear No Name – as stated, the wine is another marinade, in other words, it adds another layer of flavor… by allowing the vinegar/sherry marinade to drain away, the soaking in a mellow wine leaves a crisper taste – if you disagree, by all means omit this step – oh, and I think a cup of wine is enough for a rinse, no use in wasting too much wine…


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