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Colorful Vegetable Salad

With its Christmasy colors, this salad is a very merry part of my holiday menu. It serves a big group, but since it also keeps well in the refrigerator, you can look forward to the tasty leftovers, too.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 6 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar


  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, onion and olives. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine dressing mix, oil and vinegar; shake well. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 94 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 21, 2020

    Simple to combine and dressing was unique. I was happy to find a Broccoli salad without a mayo based dressing.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    Great salad!!

  • mdrost
    Apr 17, 2017

    Made this for Easter as I was asked to bring a salad. Everyone loved it! We all agreed that you could use most any combination of vegetables. They ate it all! Came home and made another small batch for myself!

  • hotfudgesundae
    Jan 1, 2017

    The colors of this salad were beautiful, especially when served at Christmas time, but the flavor was delicious. Quick and easy to make. Love this recipe!

  • vinobueno
    Dec 2, 2015

    This was wonderful! I made it to take to a Thanksgiving dinner because I wanted something a little lighter than all the heavy casseroles. It disappeared! Added yellow pepper and used white wine vinegar.

  • BaskettMt
    Oct 19, 2013

    I have added red, yellow, green and orange peppers as well as red cabbage to this and everyone loves it. They just add more color and flavor. Still excellent with or without my additions. You can't go wrong with this wonderful salad.

  • Dagney
    Dec 16, 2012

    Very easy recipe to make and very tasty. We let the veggies marinate for 2.5 hours instead of 3 hours as recommended and it was still good.

  • kshea
    Jun 3, 2012

    My picky husband loves this salad.

  • susnan
    Jan 11, 2012

    I made this salad for a buffet dinner and everyone loved it. I thought I had plenty, but it was all eaten! I went exactly by the recipe, except I mistakenly bought Hidden Valley ranch "dip" mix instead of "salad dressing" mix. It was still excellent.

  • Teamverv
    May 13, 2011

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