I have taken this to MANY family and pot luck gatherings and it always is a huge hit. If you have other favorite veggies, you may add, or omit something if your family doesn't like it. Broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms are just the basics.

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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blanch broccoli and cauliflower in a large pot of boiling water until just barely tender. Drain and rise with cold water.

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  • In a large bowl combine broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, pepper, celery and onion.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, poppy seeds, sugar, mustard, salt and vegetable oil. Mix until well blended.

  • Pour the marinade over the vegetables and mix well. Chill overnight before serving. Keep any extras refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

379.6 calories; 2.8 g protein; 25.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 246.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
It was good but I only used half of the marinade-it was so much oil. Next time I will definitely cut down on the oil. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
This was okay but I won't make it again. I liked it well enough that I ate my portion but my husband hated it. I expected the mustard to give it more tang but it wasn't tangy at all. It tasted like pure sugar and A LOT of oil. Cutting down on the oil by half would probably improve it a lot but it would still be just way too sweet. I did like the decorative effect of the poppy seeds. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
This was okay but I won't make it again. I liked it well enough that I ate my portion but my husband hated it. I expected the mustard to give it more tang but it wasn't tangy at all. It tasted like pure sugar and A LOT of oil. Cutting down on the oil by half would probably improve it a lot but it would still be just way too sweet. I did like the decorative effect of the poppy seeds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
It was good but I only used half of the marinade-it was so much oil. Next time I will definitely cut down on the oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is delicious and quite flexible. I used baby carrots and green red and yellow pepper strips and all marinated very nicely. It was very popular with my friends and family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Everybody in my family loved these veggies especially my son's vegetarian girl friend.Great way to use your garden vegetables! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great Marinated Veggies! Hubby ate more than anyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
YUM YUM YUM!!! This recipe is fabulous. I made the marinade according to others' recommendations. I cut the sugar and the oil in half and it was PERFECT. You can definitely tast the sugar so half is without a doubt enough. I'm sure if you're eating sugar free (I am but since I am bringing this to a pot luck I didn't want to experiment just now) you could make it with Equal or similar. Because I didn't notice this is supposed to marinade overnight and since mine will only marinate for a couple of hours I didn't add the onions or the mushrooms. However I did a LARGE head of cauliflower and almost 2 heads of broccoli (my fave) 2 stalks of celery and took someone else's suggestion and did one red yellow and gr. pepper. And that's it! It's truly yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great recipe - definitely a repeater and oh so easy. A big hit with potluck crowd and hubby. I used a frozen veggie blend and less oil and sugar as suggested in other reviews. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was easy to put together and has a nice sort of sweet and sour flavor to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this for Easter dinner and everyone went back for seconds and thirds of this tasty dish! I will use the sauce for salad dressing too. I found that using a wire whisk to combine the dressing made it easy to create suspension between the liquids. Read More
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