Thursday, August 4, 2011

Recipe Roundup- Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad

 Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad 
by Sharon from Fresh Cut

Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad
6 servings
20 mins to prep and make

4 large Red potatoes
1 small zucchini
1 small yellow squash
1 red onion
2 handfuls green beans

3 tbl extra virgin olive oil 
2 tbl red wine vineger
2 tbl finely grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp italian seasoning 
dash of salt
dash of pepper

Wash all veggies then chop into large bite size pieces. Keep the green beans whole, only snipping off the one end where it was connected to the plant. 
Prep your stove top steamer. Fill 3/4 full of water and place on high heat stove. When boiling, place potatoes in the bottom pan. Your potatoes will boil on bottom while your other veggies cook on top. Cook 8-10. Layer other veggies into top steamer. Green beans, onions, then squash and potatoes. Place lid on top and steam until the the squash is easily poked with a fork. 
While your veggies are cooking, make dressing. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the cheese. I am a tasting cook so season as you like it! Add more or less of what you do or don't prefer. Set aside.

When your veggies are done strain in sink. Rinse for 30 seconds in cold water (this prevents the veggies from continuing to cook and become over done.) Place in bowl or on platter. 

Toss dressing onto veggies, be gentle so your potatoes stay together. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

This salad is great served warm or cold, and with any fresh vegetables you pick from the garden, use what you have on hand.


  1. This looks like a perfect summer meal.

  2. Dianna this looks like a perfect bbq side. Thanks!!

  3. Thanks again Dianna for the post! your site is fabulous!

  4. Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste and in my opinion is a very easy recipe, so i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.


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