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Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad

Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad
Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad
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Whether it's summer, fall, winter, or spring this Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad is great for all year round. You can whip up this salad in just 15 minutes, and from there you just need to refrigerate it and serve. This is a great salad recipe to bring to potlucks or family parties! Plus, you can brag about the salad dressing recipe that you can also whip up yourself to serve with this salad. Add or take away whatever vegetables you like to make this salad recipe perfect for you!  

Serves6

CostModerate

Easy

Total TimeUnder 3 Hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary RestrictionsVegan, Vegetarian

Type of DishSalad

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • Salad Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad

Easy Summer Salad Recipe

  1. Place all vegetables in a large bowl.

  2. Place remaining ingredients (balsamic vinegar through pepper) in a small bowl and whisk until combined.

  3. Pour dressing over vegetables.

  4. Refrigerate salad for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

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For even more flavor, you could make this salad ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge with the dressing / marinade all over it for a few hours - with the exception of the fresh mushrooms. Then just add the mushrooms and give it another quick toss just before serving. (the mushrooms might get discolored or soak up a lot of the dressing) I love the crunchy textures of the raw veggies and since they are raw, this is so healthy!

I'm sure you will agree, you eat with your eyes! This salad looks very appetizing and that is because it is colorful. That being said I am sure it tastes as good as it looks. The dressing sounds delicious too. I like raw vegetable salads. They are fresh and light.

This recipe is delicious, and it's a great way to use up that produce before it goes bad (a problem I have pretty much every month)

My garden veggies would be perfect for a recipe like this!

What a beautiful salad this is...so many colors and with all of those veggies I know it's going to be filled with flavor. I'd even throw in some sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or almonds for a different texture and to make it more hearty. The dressing will no doubt bring all the flavors together nicely after it marinates for a little bit and if you're feeling creative you can make the veggies into pasta.

I love salads. I especially like this one as it's made with raw vegetables. I believe that eating raw vegetables is far better than eating them cooked and you have cooked out all of the vitamins. This is also a great idea instead of making the boring old green salad. I really love the salad dressing too!

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