Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Yummy recipes always work for me! This recipe is such a good one for summer - goes great with barbecued meat and nice for a potluck too. All the bright colors of the vegetables make it a pretty salad to serve. People always ask me for this recipe. I found it somewhere on the internet a few years ago.

Marinated Vegetable Salad

2 cups sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 large bunch broccoli, cut into florets
4 carrots, thinly sliced
2 cups sliced celery
1/2 cup sliced radishes (sorry - I skip these!)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 medium green pepper, sliced
1 can (6 oz) black olives, sliced (I skip these too)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (I prefer to use grape tomatoes)

Boil sugar, vinegar, salt, and dry mustard for 1 minute (You need to use a large saucepan or this will boil over onto your stovetop which I may know from experience). Cool; stir in remaining dressing ingredients. Chill.

Toss salad ingredients with cold dressing; cover and chill several hours. Makes 16-20 servings.

It's so yummy - kind of like pickled vegetables. I hope you try it out!

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  1. Link it up girl! LOL. That salad looks yummy and semi healthy.(Minus the 2 CUPS of sugar!) LOL.
    Big Not For The Diabetic Folks size hugs to you!

  2. That looks yummy!

  3. That looks delicious! I'd skip the radishes and olives, too. :)

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  4. Excuse me, are you going totally healthy on us? No, I am all for it. About to check out the 30 day shred.... ahhhh!

  5. Yummy.... not as good as chocolate but yummy.

  6. Looks yummy! I would leave out the radishes too. *yuck*

  7. That does sound yummy! Although, I think I would have to leave out the radishes and the celery. Can't stand celery. Yuck!

    No, I haven't gotten much accomplished. I had a drs appt for a physical this morning. Then I tried to to to work. But I got sick and had to come home. I spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch. Restful, but I didn't get anything done. Oh well, as Scarlett would say, "Tomorrow is another day!"

    Take care my friend!
    And yes, I'm sure our sons would have a great time. We'll have to arrange that play date :o)

  8. That sounds like a tasty summer dish!


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