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Zucchini Orange Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 92 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g 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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