This was seriously the very first salad recipe I tried when I moved to the US! When we first got married, we rented an apartment in a tiny complex. Once a month they would publish a "news paper" which was literally a sheet of paper with local occasions, important information and recipes. Since I was still a brand-new wife, I was devouring ideas for dinners to please my man (OK, I still do it once in a while... That's why I have so many cookbooks...). So every time we went to pay our rent, I would pick up the paper.
This salad immediately stood out to me because, first, I had most of the ingredients on hand, and second, well, even I could make it. A win-win in my book...
I was actually wondering if I should even share it because similar salads are so popular but after a quick Google search I realized that none of them sound the same. So here it goes :)
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 can green beans
1 can corn
1 red pepper(I used orange because that's what I had on hand)
1/2 cucumber, peeled (can replace it with green pepper)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tsp salt
Well, that's the easiest part. Chop, chop, chop. Mix dressing. Combine in a salad bowl, cover and let it sit in a fridge for at least 2 hours or, even better, overnight. Done! Serve chilled using a slotted spoon.
Nine years later it's still one of our family's favorite favorites. And it makes you eat your veggies too :)