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  • Writer's pictureDairy Keen

Fresh from the Garden Salad

It is time to harvest broccoli, peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes that you grew yourself. Share some with me, gardening isn’t my thing. This is a fun recipe to take to a party. Everyone always asks for the recipe. It is fresh and healthy too. You can leave out or add more of the things you love.

Fresh from the Garden Salad

2 stalks of Broccoli, cut into bite size pieces

3 Cups of cut into bite size pieces cauliflower

½-1 cup Chopped Red Onion

1 Sweet red bell pepper diced (or green or yellow)

2 cups of prepared Italian Dressing (I love Olive Garden)

1 medium zucchini, cubed

1 medium cucumber, cubed

2 ½ oz. pitted black olives, sliced

1 Large Tomato, Diced or 1 cup Grape tomatoes, cut in half

1 Cup Shredded Cheese, type of your choice. (I love Feta or Mozzarella Cheese Balls)

Add the broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, bell pepper into a large bowl. Add the Italian Dressing and toss to combine. Cover and let marinate at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours. This will soften the broccoli and the cauliflower a bit. Just before serving, add the zucchini, cucumber, olives, tomato, and the cheese. Toss again and serve.

** Gluten Free but check your dressing to be sure it is Gluten Free.

*** Dairy Free check your Italian Dressing for Cheese. And leave off the cheese.

Enjoy your garden!

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