Vegetable Antipasto Salad

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 2h 15m

Makes 8 side-dish or appetizer servings

Cover and chill the leftover marinade to use as a salad dressing or as a marinade another time. It may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If you use it to marinate poultry or meat, discard after using.

ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 1 cup whole green beans or sugar snap peas (about 4 ounces)
  • 8 baby carrots or turnips, peeled
  • 1 large red, yellow or orange sweet bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1 cup broccoli or cauliflower flowerets
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 cup quartered mushrooms (3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dillweed, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For the Garnish:
  • Lettuce leaves

directions

FOR THE SALAD:
Place the beans, if using, in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover, and steam for 5 minutes. Add sugar snap peas, if using, baby vegetables, sweet pepper and broccoli or cauliflower; cover and steam for 3 minutes. Remove steamer from pan; rinse vegetables in cold water. Drain well. In a nonaluminum bowl combine steamed vegetables, onion, mushrooms and olives.

FOR THE MARINADE:
In a screw-top jar combine vinegar, oil, capers, sugar, Italian seasoning, dill weed, salt and pepper. Cover and shake well to mix. Pour mixture over vegetables, stirring to coat. Cover and chill for 2-24 hours.

TO SERVE:
Drain vegetables, reserving marinade. Serve on a lettuce-lined platter.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 2100

nutrition information per serving

74 calories; 6g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 238mg sodium; 6g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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