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

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!

Lingering_Dream January 30, 2007

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.

ladyfingers December 21, 2006

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.

Cilantro in Canada December 04, 2006