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Christmas Vegetable Salad Recipe
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Christmas Vegetable Salad Recipe

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My sister gave me this recipe at a family gathering one year, and I've been making her colorful, crisp salad for holiday get-togethers, dinner parties and potlucks ever since. This festive salad travels well and holds up beautifully on the buffet table, so it's ideal for making ahead. Serve it in a clear bowl so everyone can see the pretty color combination. —Mary Dean, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped red pepper

Directions

  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first six ingredients; shake well. In a salad bowl, combine the cauliflower, olives and peppers; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Vegetable Salad in Country December/January 1990, p47

Reviews for Christmas Vegetable Salad(7)

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

Made this salad for the first time for Christmas this year. It was a hit. Even with all the leftovers, I had to make another batch because it was so good. Since there is excess dressing, I add another cup of cauliflower.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

I made this for Christmas Day and was a big success. Then I made it for a baby shower and everyone loved this recipe. I could make this every week my Husband really likes this salad.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

Very tangy and tasty, albeit unusual. My family liked this salad--it went well with lasagna as a side dish, believe it or not!

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

I have used this recipe often. Sometimes we substitute Splenda for the sugar. I used red wine vinegar and 1 packet of Splenda. Delicious.

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

I grew up on this recipe except we always used a lite Italian dressing. I like the dressing ingredients used in this recipe. Any crunchy vegetables works well with it, too, such as fresh broccoli, carrots, and celery. It's one of my favorite salads.

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