Robust Pepper Salad Recipe
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Robust Pepper Salad Recipe

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Bottled Italian salad dressing is the key to this lively colorful salad from Gerry Weiss of Oakdale, Minnesota. The recipe makes a big bowl, so it's perfect for a potluck supper or large barbecue.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 each medium sweet yellow, red and orange pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups zesty Italian salad dressing


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, broccoli, pepper,onion and cheddar cheese. Add salad dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Robust Pepper Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p39

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dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 91185
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"One of those salads you can't stop eating. I made half the recipe. Next time

I will cut back a bit on the dressing but was very good"

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