Vegetable Medley Salad

Are you barbecuing this week end?  Are you looking for a quick side dish?  If you are, this vegetable medley is perfect!  It is an easy and refreshing side dish and goes well with barbecued hamburgers or steak.  It is so easy that it is almost embarrassing!  Well, not really, if it tastes great and as you know I am all about great tasting food that does not take tons of time!

Vegetable Medley Salad

1 can Blue Lake cut green beans
1 can Mexicorn
1 jar artichoke hearts, drained, cut in half
1 jar marinated carrot sticks or 1 can sliced carrots
1 jar baby ears of corn
1 large cucumber, sliced
2 tomatoes, cut in chunks or 1 cup grape tomatoes
1 small white onion, sliced, separate into rings


2/3 cup tarragon vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup salad oil
Garlic salt and elmon pepper to taste
1 tsp fresh dill weed, chopped

Mix dressing ingredients together.
Drain all vegetables.  Layer vegetables in a bowl.  Lay onion rings on top.  Pour dressing over vegetables.  Salad can be made in advance. 


This recipe was shared with me many years ago by a co-worker.  It has morphed a few times but has always remained a favorite at our house.


  1. Yum Kate....
    I make one simular...Yours is prettier and I'm all about pretty so I'll adjust mine to your prettiness!
    Hope your enjoying the season
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. Ooooooooooooooh, what pretty colors! I'd dig in for seconds, without an ounce of guilt.

  3. Perfect in a heartbeat; I am all about easy and fast and delicious too!

  4. Oh, mom, that's a great pic! And, as you know, I am a big fan of that salad.

  5. Kate, what a colorful salad. I love fast and delicious too.

  6. Marvelous! A colorful and healthy salad too. I love how simple it is to throw together. I have always been a sucker for those little ears of corn!

  7. Gorgeous salad! It reminds me of that summer weather I keep hoping will arrive one of these days....:-)

  8. Pretty salad! I love the variety of vegetables in there, delicious!

  9. I just happened upon your blog. Love... love the photo.

  10. A feast for the taste buds and for the eyes. How perfect. Thanks for sharing.


  11. What a perfect salad. If I have the ingredients in the cupboard I'm always ready for a spur of the moment dinner. The dressing sounds yummy.

  12. This is a much better rendition of the 3 bean salad. I love the brown sugar in the dressing. I will be making it this summer. Thanks.

  13. what a delightfully light salad.

  14. Oh, I love the looks of that! I have a potluck party to go to next week . . . this could be my dish! Thanks!


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