Total Time
7mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a nice assortment of veggies and cheese to take to a picnic or potluck, and is quick and easy to put together! You can make the vinaigrette ahead of time, if you like. From Cooking Light. Prep time includes chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare a bowl of ice water.
  2. In a covered pan, steam the sliced asparagus for 4 minutes; drain and plunge the asparagus into the ice water, then drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, mushrooms, bell pepper, black olives, mozzarella cubes, artichoke hearts, and pepperoncini.
  4. In a small bowl combine the vinegars and remaining ingredients and whisk well (or put it in a jar, cover, and shake well).
  5. Pour the prepared vinaigrette over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat.
  6. Place in a covered container and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, stirring or shaking occasionally (you can marinate it longer, but no more than 8 hours, because beyond that will effect the texture).
  7. Serve either chilled or at room temperature.
  8. Note: also good with cherry tomatoes added.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this for a potluck and everyone loved it. I think it might also be good with some pepperoni or salami added. In fact, I think you could add and subtract from this recipe easily. For example...broccoli instead of asparagus (but the asparagus is great!). Maybe a can of garbanzo beans would be good too. Or other types of olives for some variety. It is a fun recipe.

4 5

This a great springtime dis to have with family or bring to a pot luck. Very colorful and great flavors.