Big Easy Marinated Vegetable Medley Salad

Down here in New Orleans, New Year's resolutions don't start until right about now — sometime between Mardi Gras and Easter. Here are two tips that will make meeting your health goals more easily attainable.

  1. Make plan.
  2. Have a plethora of delicious recipes in your arsenal.

This Marinated Vegetable Medley Salad takes care of both of those — if you plan your meals ahead of time, make a grocery list and do a little kitchen prep, you can have this dish ready in no time. The best part is, it gets better as it marinates and the veggies soften.

I love this recipe because you can throw in almost any vegetables that you like. I like to use up anything I have in my fridge before it goes bad.

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Recipe by Rebecca Miller, MPH, RDN, LDN


  • 1 small broccoli head, chopped
  • 4 kale leaves, julienned
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 4 mini sweet peppers, diced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 6 teaspoons honey
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the veggies in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, add olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine and drizzle over the veggies.
  3. Toss everything well to combine. Refrigerate and allow to sit for a few hours, tossing occasionally to redistribute the dressing over the veggies again.

Cooking Note

  • This dish is great as a vegetable side for lunch. Or, add whole-wheat pasta or beans to make it a more substantial dish.
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Rebecca Miller, MPH, RDN, LDN, is a New Orleans-based registered dietitian nutritionist. She is a contributing author at Louisiana's Health and Fitness Magazine and writes a blog, Twisted Nutrition. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.