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Italian Chopped Vegetable Salad for a Crowd


  • 6 ounces balsamic vinaigrette or good-quality Italian salad dressing
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 12 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • 1 (9-ounce) jar chopped green olives, drained
  • 3 broccoli stalks, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup chopped sweet pepper, any color
  • 2 cups diced celery or ½ cup minced lovage stems
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced


Combine the dressing, dressing mix, green onions, parsley and olives in the bottom of a large salad bowl and mix well. (You may need to use two bowls.) Add the broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, celery, zucchini and cucumber and mix well. Chill, covered, for 4 hours. Makes 20 servings.

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