Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

My weight loss KEY! :) This is a great way to eat fresh veggies. It is light, easy to make, and best of all delicious. Cook time is refrigeration. I never get tired of this way of enjoying my veggies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare all veggies and place in a cover able bowl. (I use Gladware).
  2. Mix water, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and basil in a separate bowl until everything is dissolved.
  3. Pour over veggies.
  4. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before eating, but this will get better and better as it marinates. I have never had a batch last more than 4 days, but I think that would be my limit for storage.
Most Helpful

4 5

I'm glad I found this because I was trying to find a good way to incorporate more veggies into my diet without having to dip them in salad dressing -- which starts to defeat the purpose. Anyways, the only thing I changed was I substituted yellow bell pepper for the celery since I don't care for celery. Thanks for a healthy snack idea!

4 5

I was hesitant to try a sugar/basil mix on cold vegetables, but it was a very pleasant surprise! The flavors are subtle and make a very nice combination. Thanks for getting us out of our rut--we usually douse these veggies in Italian...this is a nice alternative.

5 5

I really enjoyed this recipe. The only change i made was to use cilantro in place of the basil. The carrot, celery and zucchini really adsorb the flavour of the marinade. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe.