Marinated Vegetable Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This fresh, healthy, flavorful side dish will perk up any menu and bring vibrant color to your table.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 189 kcal
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced into 1/4" rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet yellow onion
  • 1 heaping cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce package mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/4 cup grated or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a mason jar or small container with a lid and shake well. Refrigerate while you prepare the salad.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl about halfway with water and then fill with ice.
  3. Place broccoli and cauliflower into the pot of vigorously boiling water and allow to boil for 2 minutes. Quickly drain and transfer to the bowl of ice water. Once vegetables are completely chilled, transfer to a colander to drain well. Pour off some of the water from bowl and replace with fresh ice. Repeat process with carrots, cooking about 3 minutes.
  4. Combine all the vegetables in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight. When ready to serve, stir in Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes
Prep time does not include marinating time. Allow for at least two hours to marinate.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Vegetable Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3400IU68%
Vitamin C 68.6mg83%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.