Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad

Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad is a vibrantly colorful salad of broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper and carrots. It is perfect for a picnic, potluck or BBQ.

 Most popular salad I've ever made! Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Salad

 

Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad is going to be the salad I bring to any potluck, BBQ or party this summer. I always try to bring a dish that is healthy for me to eat. At least I know there is something, at the get together, that I can eat. This is full of delicious raw vegetables all tossed in a light vinaigrette. The vibrant colors satisfy your eyes and your stomach. It is a power punch of nutrition.

Most popular salad I've ever made! Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Salad

 

I had a similar salad years ago at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. It was so long ago I don’t remember what was in it. I just remember the rainbow of colors and how scrumptious it was. It was light but satisfying and seemed the perfect food to eat in the midst of the beautiful flowers. When we get a beautiful Spring day, walking around the Botanical Gardens is such a pleasure. Every time you do, different flowers are in bloom. There is a small children’s area for the kids to run around and slide. I especially love walking over the canopied bridge. I always wish it were longer. The views are gorgeous and the canopy provides extra shade from the hot sun.

Most popular salad I've ever made! Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Salad

 

It has been such a long, hard Winter that I think I am actually enjoying Spring more, minus the horrific allergies from tree pollen. I feel like all the plants and trees became vibrantly green overnight. I feel myself wanting to eat lighter food especially salads and am practically OD’ing on asparagus and artichokes. We also have special activities we like to do in the Spring, like strawberry picking, long walks and playing outside.

The best part about Spring is, it isn’t hot! Oh man, do I hate the hot weather. The nights are still pleasant and perfect to eat dinner on the deck. I can go days without turning the oven on. We don’t need a hot meal every night to warm us up. These days, I rarely need anything to warm me up. Oh the joys of being in your 40’s. Wow! I forget how old I am all the time!

 

Most popular salad I've ever made! Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Salad

 

What do you look forward to in the Spring? Do you eat differently? Do you have special activities you like to do?  I would love to hear from you.

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 83 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 4 cups roughly chopped cauliflower
  • 4 cups roughly chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups roughly chopped carrot
  • 2 cups roughly chopped celery
  • 1 red pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 cup roughly chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp good olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until cauliflower is very finely diced. Pour into a large bowl.
  2. Repeat with broccoli and remaining vegetables (through onion), one at a time.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic and vinegar. Whisk in olive oil and remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour over vegetables and toss well.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour or so.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Chopped Vegetable Confetti Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I like chicken salad with fruit when it is hot. I do not like soups or chili in hot weather. My husband can eat them any time. Those foods born me up in summer weather.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, I'm with you. I like to eat seasonally too. Lots of salads or cold soups in the summer and hot stews and chili in the winter. There is always something to look forward to.
      • Brittany says
        If I made this on a Sunday to have for lunches during the week, how long would it last in the refrigerator after making it? I am trying to find lunches I can pre-make on Sunday and at least eat M-W, but M-F is better! And I can keep food cold but can't warm it up. Makes options limited!
        • Christie Daruwalla says
          Hi Brittany, I would keep the dressing on the side. Fix all the vegetables and mix them together. Then take out the portion you need for that day and toss it in the dressing in the morning. Should be perfect by lunch time. That way it should last all week. Enjoy!
  2. I love the colors in this salad!! In the spring, I do feel like I eat a little lighter. Especially when it is so warm out, you just don't crave heavy soups or anything like that! Oh and definitely the grill gets put to use a little more too!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Leah, One of the things I look forward to are the vibrate colors of Spring and Summer vegetables. This was a fun way to use them. It does make a pretty presentation.
  3. I love the spring weather too!! This salad looks like the perfect side dish for so many occasions :)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Becca. This salad really is so versatile. It will be perfect with whatever is grilling.
  4. I absolutely love this! It is sort of like a healthy cole slaw. Thanks!
  5. I'm loving this beautiful salad Christie! It was so nice meeting you this past weekend (finally!)
  6. This is just the kind of salad I'd love at a picnic too!
  7. This salad looks delicious! Perfect for summer and even Memorial Day weekend :)
  8. Yelissa Feluciano says
    Podrian ser la recetas en español
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Yelissa, I will try to add a translator. In the meantime google can translate it.
  9. I love the color of this great veggie salad! Perfect for every occasion! :)
  10. Is the Italian seadong, dry or the dressing?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Tracy, Sorry it wasn't clear. It is a spice mix or Italian spices. Thanks for stopping by Food Done Light today, Christie
  11. I like your potluck strategy. This is a great picnic or BBQ side dish that is hearty enough to sit out. A great creamy coleslaw substitute. And the colors are so inviting that it's not a boring healthy recipe. I can't wait to try this.
  12. Christie Daruwalla says
    Thank you Korilynn for including my recipe in the weekly meal plan.

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