Colorful Vegetable Salad

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Halcyon Eve

This is my favorite salad to make for family gatherings and potlucks. It's very easy and so much healthier than potato salad. It can be made ahead--in fact, it's at its best after about 12-24 hours of marinating. It keeps well in the fridge for about 2-4 days before it starts to deteriorate in quality. Prep time is estimated; you can buy pre-washed broccoli florets and cauliflowerettes to speed preparation. Cooking time is minimum marinating time.

Top Review by evewitch

This was really pretty and colorful. I used Recipe #43522 for the dressing, which I actually did not like. It was too bland and oily, and I think it did this salad a disservice. I will probably try making this salad again once I find a better homemade Italian. (Or, barring that, with Kraft Zesty Italian, which is always an option I guess.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, and olives. Toss to combine. Add cherry tomatoes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together dressing and cheese. Pour over salad and gently toss to mix.
  3. Refrigerate 3-24 hours before serving.

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