Marinated Vegetable Salad

Looking for a salad that’s easy to make, tastes great, and is especially perfect for pot-lucks or the upcoming summer grilling season? This marinated vegetable salad is one of my family’s favorites!Marinated Vegetable SaladThe name of this salad is a bit of a mystery. The marinade is much like three-bean salad or any number of other marinated vegetable salads, so I went with that for a generic name. Ironically, I’ve always known it as “Winter Salad”–that’s the recipe name on my mom & grandma’s recipe card. But, we usually only eat it in the summer, so it seems a bit of a misnomer. Others apparently know it as “shoepeg corn salad” or “LeSueur pea salad”. But, no matter what you call it, it’s delish! I love that it keeps for quite a while in the fridge and it’s always a hit when I bring it to gatherings! 🙂 Winter Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

(The recipe below is technically a double-batch…the size I make for pot-lucks, grilling get-togethers, etc.)


  • 2 cans tiny peas (Le Sueur Brand)
  • 2 cans white shoepeg corn
  • 2 cans french style green beans
  • 1 C (or more) celery – chopped
  • 1/2 C (or more) *yellow bell pepper – chopped
  • 1  or 2 small jar(s) pimento
  • 4 to 6 green onions & tops – chopped
  • 1 C vinegar
  • 2/3 C oil
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

*Note – the original recipe calls for green bell pepper, but no one in my family likes it. We’ve always made it with yellow or orange bell pepper. I think it tastes better & it prettier that way! 🙂


-Drain all canned vegetables. Mix all vegetables together in a bowl. In separate bowl, make marinade–combine vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt & pepper. Pour marinade over vegetables. Combine well. Then, chill and serve. *Note–the taste is usually better if you can prepare ahead of time and let chill overnight. As with most marinated salads, this keeps well in the fridge for more than a week! Shoe Peg Corn SaladWhat are YOUR favorite summer salads?

Here are some of our other summer favorites:

Vinegar Cucumber Salad Vinegar Cucumbers

Ambrosia SaladAmbrosia Salad

Apple Snickers Salad TrifleApple Snickers Trifle

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  1. says

    Yum! That looks fabulous, especially since I forgot to make a menu plan for this week and I’m winging it so far. 🙂

    {visiting from AZ Bloggers}

  2. Char says

    Hi I just love your recipes. After seeing the cucumber and vinegar salad (which I make all the time with our fresh homegrown cucumbers, I have to ask you if you have a recipe for wilted lettuce. My mother used to make it quite often. All I can really remember about it was, bacon, onion, vinegar and lettuce. That maybe all there is to it, but she has been gone since 1983, and my mind is not what it used to be. Any kind of help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks in advance and keep up the great recipes. 🙂

    • Sara @MomEndeavors says

      Hi Char! Thanks so much for the comments! I’m not sure about that one, but if I find something I’ll let you know!

  3. Susie says

    Oh thank you!!! My mother has made this for years and it was so nice to find the actual recipe…..I love the substitution of yellow pepper ( we do not love green peppers at our house) Cannot wait to fix a batch for July 4th tomorrow. Thank you again!!


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