Make Ahead and Marinate Garden Vegetable Salad
Recipe type: Salads
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Serves: 6
A tasty mixed vegetable salad that you can make ahead of time. Make ahead; Low calorie; Low fat; Low cholesterol.
  • 1 cup nonfat Italian salad dressing
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz. grape tomatoes (optional)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1½ cups cauliflower florets
  • Nonfat cheddar cheese chunks or grated nonfat Parmesan cheese
  • 2½ cups sliced mushrooms
  1. Combine salad dressing, vinegar and honey in blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients except cheese, if using, in large bowl and toss lightly.
  3. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss until well coated.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. If desired, just before serving, add cheddar cheese chunks or sprinkle with nonfat Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 113 Fat: 0.4g Carbohydrates: 26g Sodium: 171mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 0g
Recipe by Defeat Diabetes Foundation at