Serve these marinated vegetables as a salad or as an appetizer. Optional add ins include: pitted Greek olives, cubes of feta cheese, and thin slices of Maui or Walla Walla onion.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Place the broccoli and cauliflower florets into the boiling water for one minute. Drain and rinse florets.

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  • Combine broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot and Italian salad dressing in a medium size mixing bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the vegetables for one hour.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 4.5g; sodium 278mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Good recipe. Be sure to marinate the full time. Adding olives and/or feta or mozzerella cubes really perks this up. Also consider making some fresher dressing vs using the bottled. I compromised & made up a bottle of Good Season Italian using nice olive oil & part red wine/part balsamic vinegar. A extra 5 min. but it had a big payoff in taste made an exceptional difference. The red vinegar darkens this a little bit but is a nice variation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2008
It made a nice change from cooked vegetables. It wasn't an overbearing flavourful side dish but it was just right for something simple yet tasty. The next day it tasted unpleasant. Don't make enough for left overs. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Good recipe. Be sure to marinate the full time. Adding olives and/or feta or mozzerella cubes really perks this up. Also consider making some fresher dressing vs using the bottled. I compromised & made up a bottle of Good Season Italian using nice olive oil & part red wine/part balsamic vinegar. A extra 5 min. but it had a big payoff in taste made an exceptional difference. The red vinegar darkens this a little bit but is a nice variation. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Tasty alternative to raw with ranch or steaming! The first time I made it exactly as written and used Wishbone's fat-free italian and it came out pretty good but not flavorful enough. The second time I switched the green bell to red for color and added some mushrooms to the mix...mmmmm! I also doctored up a packet of Good Seasons Italian dressing mix with olive oil, a bit of crushed tomatoes and some garlic-red wine vinegar to make a flavorful tomato vinegarette--yum! Oh, and definitely go the full hour or more for flavor. I usually hate feta, but I gave it a try using a garlic-herb variety and it definitely enhanced the overall appeal. My husband liked it and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch the next day (even more flavorful then!!). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A simple and geat idea. I tried this adding red onion to the cheese and olives and I used a Greek-style dressing instead of Italian. I loved it but my boyfriend didn't care for it only because he flat-out refuses to eat vegetables but I think with the right veggie combinations this will slowly win him over. Be sure to let it marinate for the full hour if not more. I only had time to let it sit for 45 minutes and a lot of the vegetables hadn't really soaked up the dressing. Otherwise great recipe and very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
A great recipe for those midday snacks especially for someone trying to maintain their weight as well as watching their blood sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good I took this to the rest home for a potluck and everyone loved it.Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good in the summer when everything is fresh. Also easy to substitute other vegetables as you prefer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
What a great way to eat your veggies. I give this a 5 star because for veggies it is a 5 star. It's not good like a big cheese enchilada or a bowl of ice cream but I will make my veggies like this more often. Like many other reviews I used a Good Seasons packet and used mostly balsamic vinegar instead of all white vinegar. Marinated the veggies in it overnight (used a red bell instead of a green. Next time I might use all brocolli rather than cauliflower). Added olives and feta cheese. This also needs SALT! Don't forget the salt! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Simple. I brought to a church dinner and it went over well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
this was a very good recipe children loved it with the feta cheese thankyou Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2008
It made a nice change from cooked vegetables. It wasn't an overbearing flavourful side dish but it was just right for something simple yet tasty. The next day it tasted unpleasant. Don't make enough for left overs. Read More
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