"This bright, crisp combination of marinated vegetables is perfect for summer!" — Jessica Moretz
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fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
1 (6 ounce) can
black olives, drained
red wine vinegar
ground black pepper
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
dried dill weed
1 1/2 cups
extra virgin olive oil
These vegetables were absolutely outstanding! However, I think the amount of dressing is WAY off. I doubled the amount of veggies, and even added julienned carrots and a can of corn. However, I kept the dressing amount the same (minus the garlic salt but adding 2 chopped garlic cloves), with one major change: instead of a cup and a half of olive oil, I used a half of a cup. If I were to have used that much oil I would have had to throw all of the vegetables away because they would have been DROWNED in oil. I gave it four stars because of this, but the vegetables I made were very much deserving of a five, and I will make them often for parties. I only blanched my beans for a minute and they were crisp yet slightly tender.
Good recipe. I used way less olive oil, just enough to coat well. NO MSG. Not neededand it's really bad for you!!
This had a great flavor and was easy to put together. I subbed cucumber and red pepper for broccoli and cauliflower, and Spike seasoning for MSG. I also used fresh dill and garlic, and halved the dressing, which I thought was plenty. The dressing would be good on a green salad, as well. This is a very forgiving recipe--use your favorite veggies or whatever you have on hand.
The flavor was great, but it turned out TOO SALTY. Next time I will omit the salt and maybe use garlic powder instead of garlic salt. The recipe is great for whatever fresh veggies you have around.
I make this recipe with slightly different ingredients...no green beans but sliced carrots, and a cup of black, and cup of green olives instead. It is awesome and I always get requests in the summer for this. One star removed because ITA with the reviewer that said way too much oil. I have always made it w/1/2 or 1/4 C oil. Also...although olive oil is tastier, I find that if you refrigerate this salad (and it is much better if refrigerated overnight) OO gets kind of thick and greasy. Regular salad oil works better IMN. Overall though...delicious recipe, one of my faves.
My daughter just made this for a church potluck and it was gone in seconds! :) I barely got a taste! But what taste I DID get was delightful. I used the extra EVOO/dressing to dip my ciabatta bread in and had an extra treat!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Marinated Vegetable and Olive Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 400
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