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Garden Vegetable Salad

MY GRANDMA often made this light garden salad. I especially like to serve it in spring and summer, when we can use fresh vegetables from our backyard garden. The tangy Italian dressing is true to tradition. Crisp and refreshing, this salad complements any meal. -Rosalie Wright, San Jose, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/3 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced green pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all of the vegetables in a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat.

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Sep 15, 2016

    Zucchini lovers will love this! Had everything on hand except for mushrooms. This makes a great side dish. Feel free to go heavy on the garden vegetables. There is plenty of dressing in this. As a volunteer feild editor with Taste of Home magazine I enjoy recipes that use fresh ingredients.

  • Deegail68
    Jul 8, 2015

    I made them and they were great. This is a wonderful light lunch or dinner. I'll certainly keep this in my rotation. I've never gotten a bad recipe from Taste of Home ever. Thanks Taste of Home.