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Make Ahead 'n' Marinate Garden Vegetable Salad

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Categories: Low-calorie, Low-fat, Make ahead
Type: Salads

Your family will rave about this traditional garden salad, all dressed up with zucchini and cauliflower!

Serves: Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nonfat Italian salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 6 ounces grape tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Nonfat cheddar cheese chunks or grated nonfat Parmesan cheese

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Directions:

  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. If desired, just before serving, add cheddar cheese chunks or sprinkle with nonfat Parmesan cheese.
Tips:
  • Honey contains pinocembrin, an antioxidant not found in any other product.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

To order this book go to Amazon.

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