Monday, October 31, 2011

Vegetable Salad

When I was a kid, my mom often put me in charge of making the family salad for the dinner table.  Everyone seemed to appreciate how many goodies I added to the iceberg lettuce that was always the base for our salads.  As I grew older, my penchant for goodie-filled salads sustained itself, and I found myself always digging around for the extra yummies I put in.  One day it dawned on me what I was doing, and I thought: why don't I just make a salad from the goodies themselves?  It was so obvious!  So, the Vegetable Salad was born, and it has enjoyed a showing quite often.  Of course you can use any combo of goodies you like; these are just the ones I used for this particular salad.  Free your inner goodie-lover!


Vegetable Salad

Ingredients:

1 can of green beans, drained
6 mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 tomatoes, wedged
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup sliced roasted red bell peppers (jarred)
2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
Your favorite dressing or lemon juice

Directions:

Dump all ingredients, except the dressing, in a large serving bowl and toss well.  Serve with your dressing.  Enjoy the goodies.  Feeds five hungry vegans.

12 comments:

  1. I've never had green beans or zucchini in a veggie salad. What great additions! So healthy, too.

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  2. Molly, almost any type of nut, seed, herb or vegetable has a chance of ending up in the veggie salad. None of them are safe!

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  3. Gorgeous salad! Who needs the lettuce, just bring on the goodies!

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  4. I'm with you; make it chunky as possible!

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  5. Rose, thank you! And, I agree - bring on the goodies.

    FF, you betcha!

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  6. Love the idea of leaving out the lettuce and just having veggies! Why haven't I done this before? I don't think I would have ever thought to add green beans though. Sure sounds yummy!

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  7. So simple, why has no one thought of this before???

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  8. Michelle, thanks! It took me a while to think of it, too, Michelle, so don't worry about it. :-)

    S.V., I'm always here to help.

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  9. I am a HUGE fan of salads! This looks amazing! Love all the colors and flavors!

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  10. Sarena, thank you! Salads can be so versatile, so they don't have to get boring.

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  12. I like this recipe a lot, I get tired of lettuce salads so this would be a nice side to one of our non-vegan meals ;)

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