Zucchini Orange Salad Recipe

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The ingredients in this recipe from Clarice Scweitzer of Sun City, Arizona may surprise you, but not as much as the delightful flavor and refreshing crunch the blend produces!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 92 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss zucchini, onion and celery. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Drain. Add the oranges, beans and water chestnuts. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Pour over salad; cover and refrigerate 24 hours before serving. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: Home-canned or fresh green and wax beans can be substituted for purchased canned beans. Use 2 cups of each, and if using fresh beans, cook until crisp-tender before adding to salad.
Originally published as Zucchini Orange Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 92 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

We love this refreshing salad. It's so easy to make. Even my kids like it.

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