A Cool Salad For A Hot Day

We’re going to a 4th of July party, and I’m taking this salad:


  • 1 can white corn, drained
  • 1 can yellow corn, drained
  • 1 small bag frozen peas
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, in pieces
  • 1 or 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 can water chestnuts, cut in quarters
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • salt to taste

You can add or subtract ingredients and quantities as you like, of course. The recipe as it came to me didn’t have cucumber in it, but we had some ripe so I sliced them in. I also put in some chopped fresh parsley because I had some.

The frozen peas will defrost by the time we get to the party, and the salad will be nice and cold.

EXTRA BONUS TIPAROO: You know how cling wrap always sticks to your hands but not to the dish? Dampen the outside of the dish, and the cling wrap will … well … cling.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Imagine a way other than noisy excess for a place or person to celebrate political independence.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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