Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Healthy marinated fresh vegetable salad is ideal for everyday casual dining or outdoor entertaining. Quick and easy to prepare ahead.

A perfect balance of fresh flavors and textures, it’s one of my personal favs! Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

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Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad

marinated fresh vegetable salad - tomatoes, broccoli florets, chopped bell peppers, diced carrots, and cauliflower florets in glass bowl

Prep the cherry tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, and cauliflower into bite-size pieces.

Place the veggies a large bowl and toss to combine.

Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad marinade being poured over the vegetables

Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, chives, dry mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid or a small bowl. Shake or whisk the dressing ingredients until combined.

Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to coat evenly.

close up of the Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad

Cover and refrigerate. Please allow 24 hours for the flavors to combine and marinate the vegetables.

With that said, you can serve after a minimum of 4 hours but I promise you the wait is worth it.

Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad in an oval white bowl

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Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad in a white serving bowl

We love this salad!

Your kids might actually eat their vegetables with this recipe on the menu. Plus its also gluten-free and vegan!

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Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.
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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad – Quick and easy to make-ahead! Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free, marinated, raw vegetable, salad, vegetable, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced into bite-size pieces (2-3 medium carrots)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces red or orange will also work)

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Add the vegetables to a large bowl.
  • To make the vinaigrette
  • Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, chives, dry mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until combined. (you can also whisk these ingredients in a small bowl)
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables, toss to coat evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight. (overnight is best)

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7676IU | Vitamin C: 103mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe inspired by IowaGirlEats

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  1. Reply

    This is one of the prettiest salads I have ever seen. The colors just pop and it looks so delicious! I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate It!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Teri!

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    5 stars
    Just whipped this up! Beautiful AND delicious!

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    5 stars
    I had a good amount of cauliflower and broccoli to use up. I send healthy vegetable salads to work with my husband. I whipped this up this morning while he was getting ready for work. . I know it is better after marinating for 24 hours, but I needed to send veggies salads with him to eat during the day so he took it.

    I followed the recipe and in addition I added some cucumber slices and I had some red onion (chopped small for another salad) I tossed those in. I had a few bacon bits also to use up so I threw that in as well. I thought it needed a little but more oil and vinegar for the amount of veggies, so I added some Braggs apple cider vinegar and oil to it to dilute down the Italian seasoning I added per the recipe. I would have almost rather just thrown some Italian vinegar and oil dressing on there. I will be making this again. Was a nice change of pace and a great way to get raw veggies in us. The only thing I was not crazy about was the dried Italian seasoning.

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