Marinated Italian Salad Recipe

I always dread summer coming to an end – but one thing I do love about this time of year is all the delicious fresh vegetables! This salad is a great way to use up that abundance of fresh veggies. It is so easy to throw together, and is a great side dish to any meal!

Serves: 6

Marinated Italian Salad Recipe

8 hr, 5 Prep Time

8 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflower
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced fresh cucumber
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • shredded parmesan cheese


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and cucumber.
  2. In a small bowl, combine dressing and dressing mix; drizzle over vegetables and toss to coat. 
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Just before serving, add tomatoes and olives and toss to coat. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: side dish
13 cal
3 g
1 g

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