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Marinated Cooked Vegetable Salad

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  Cauliflower 1
  Carrots 4
  Beets 2
  Green beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Corn 4
  Peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Broccoli 1
  Asparagus 8
  Vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Safflower oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Kelp powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon

This salad gives wide scope to the creative cook.
It can be as pretty as a painting, if you choose your colors and textures with imagination.
You can use a round or rectangular platter; you can decide to use a combination of 2, 3, 4, or 5 vegetables.
If you use cauliflower, for example, you can put the whole head in the center of a round platter, and surround it with clumps or "hills" of 2 or 3 other vegetables, such as carrots, corn or green beans.
You might want two "hills" of each arranged opposite each other, with colors alternating (the green between the orange and yellow).
Simply cut the vegetable in whatever shape you desire, cook it just until tender, drain and cool it.
Once the vegetable is completely cooked and cooled, marinate it in the following oil and vinegar dressing (preferably for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes).
Then arrange your platter.
Mayonnaise or yogurt may be served separately.
As to amounts, you will have to plan to make more than you would ordinarily need to serve one vegetable, as your guests will want to try each vegetable on the platter.
So plan a 4 ounce portion of each vegetable for each person, unless, of course, you use a very large variety of vegetables (5 or 6) and your vegetable platter is just one of a number of dishes on a buffet for a larger group of people.

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6537 Calories from Fat 1241

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 148 g228.1%

Saturated Fat 17.2 g86.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5063.8 mg211%

Total Carbohydrates 1173 g390.9%

Dietary Fiber 149 g596%

Sugars 86 g

Protein 196 g392.8%

Vitamin A 962.6% Vitamin C 1028.2%

Calcium 85.7% Iron 345.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Marinated Cooked Vegetable Salad Recipe