Chopped Garden Salad Recipe
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Chopped Garden Salad Recipe

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This recipe is always requested by my children for their birthday meal or any other get-together. The flavor combination is so yummy.—Anna Sutherland, Camp, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. Dice the tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers and onions; place in a 3-qt. salad bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Chopped Garden Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p226

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Jnd16Bad12 User ID: 8849572 251880
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016 Edited Nov. 8, 2016

"It's ok, but feel it needs jalapeno peppers and it would be just like salsa!"

kitkatcu User ID: 8791943 251828
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"This is a perfect summer salad and so fresh and healthy! The family can't stop eatimg this and it can be served with just about anything. We often eat it on its own. I have shared this recipe over and over again. Thanks!"

vivmazz User ID: 7650001 251796
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"Delish... its enough to feed an army lol! :) we tasted it after an hour chilled in fridge, and it was so good. I'm waiting the 24 hrs I know its going to be even better if that's possible :)

Thanks for posting this awesome recipe :)"

N4738G User ID: 6026587 231482
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"This salad is both beautiful and delicious! Thank you!"

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