Marinated Vegetable Medley Salad

It’s post-Mardi Gras down here in The Big Easy which means now is the real time that everyone kicks their 2016 resolutions into high gear.

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There are a couple key steps that I find will make your goals more easily attainable:

  1. Planning. Planning. Planning.
  2. Having a plethora of delicious recipes in your arsenal.

This recipe takes care of both these as if you plan your meals ahead of time, make a grocery list, and come home to prepare a few things, you can have this recipe made in now time. The best part is that it gets better and better as it sits. in fact, it should be made a few hours prior to needing it so the flavors can marinate and the veggies can slightly soften.

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I actually shared this recipe before, but it is so good, that I wanted to dedicate an entire post just to it!

I love this recipe because you can literally throw in any vegetables that you like, and you can add as much or as little as you like! You can also use up anything you have in your fridge before it goes bad!

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This recipe is also great because you get all the benefits of raw veggies {all the fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients…} but it tastes so much better than having them on their own. In my opinion, that is!

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Marinated Vegetable Medley Salad

Ingredients:

1 small head of broccoli, chopped

4 leaves of kale, julienne

1/2 bag of shredded carrots

1 cucumber, diced

4 mini sweet peppers, diced

4 green onions, chopped

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup red wine or apple cider vinegar

6 teaspoons honey

pinch of kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Simply combine all the veggies in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, add the oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine and drizzle over the veggies.

Toss everything well to combine. Allow to sit, for a few hours, tossing occasionally to redistribute the dressing over the veggies again.

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This dish is great as a vegetable side to your everyday lunch or to bring to parties as another vegetable option! You could even add whole wheat pasta or beans to make it a more substantial part of a meal.

Just because it’s got all the colors of spring & summer in it, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it now! It’s perfect anytime of year!

Thanks for hanging out!

Becca

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