Dixie's Chopped Vegetable Salad

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 12 hrs

This salad is a great recipe for picnics and gatherings. I add more of each vegetable if I need to feed a larger crowd. Be creative! Add whatever vegetables that you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded,de-veined and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow pepper, seeded,de-veined and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded,de-veined and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 cucumber, peeled,seeded and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and de-veined,minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 12 cup of sliced black olives
  • 12 cup of sliced green olives
  • 12 lb feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing or 1 (16 ounce) bottle vinaigrette dressing


  1. Prepare an ice bath (a large bowl filled with ice water and ice cubes).
  2. Add green beans to boiling water.
  3. Blanch until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. With a slotted spoon remove from water and immediately plunge into the ice bath.
  5. When beans are thoroughly cooled, drain and pat dry.
  6. Repeat the process with the carrots.
  7. Add all ingredients except cheese and dressing to a large bowl.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Add cheese.
  10. Begin by adding 1/4 cup of vinaigrette dressing and stir to combine.
  11. Chill, stirring occasionally, and add more dressing if needed.
  12. The vegetables will give off their juices also.
  13. Best if chilled overnight so that all of the flavors marry.


Most Helpful

A++! It's a little time-consuming to make, what w/ all the chopping required, so if you have a food processor, you might try using it to speed the process. I added some frozen peas, a large bunch of fresh dill (minced) and a bunch of flat leaf parsley (minced). I think the fresh herbs really added to the dish. I took this to a potluck recently and people loved it; it was a nice, fresh alternative to the standard potato salad on the potluck buffet table.

heatherhopecs October 04, 2009

Delicious! I made this as directed ( minus the jalapeno)---really tasty salad! I will make again
Thanks Gail11

petlover December 26, 2010

Crunchy!! Healthy! And Delish! A bunch of fresh herbs salt and pepper would have brought this over the top. Makes a lot so do plan on company but if not it will last a couple days. Thanks!

Rita~ September 13, 2007

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