Chopped Vegetable Salad with Vegetables and Flavorful Lemon-Garlic Dressing

A wonderful departure from some of the heavier dinners is this hearty summer veggie salad. Freshness in its purest form is always appreciated here!

For this dish, we’ll chop up some vibrant vegetables and combine them with a zingy garlic dressing to make a quick and satisfying light salad.

For a heartier salad, you can easily alter it by adding cooked pasta or grains.

AuthorSilvia lemon
Preparation Time13 minutes
Cooking Duration17 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 1 English cucumber chopped – about 2 cups
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • Handful grape tomatoes, halved or quartered

For Dressing

  • 2–3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 medium lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra olive oil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon or stoneground mustard
  • 1–2 tablespoons water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper or lemon pepper, to taste

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How to make Chopped Vegetable Salad

Mix all of the dressing’s components together in a small bowl before setting it aside.

Add the cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, and onion to a large bowl. Vegetables are coated by adding sauce and gently tossing.

Enjoy at room temperature or place in the fridge for a few hours.

You can eat salad by itself or over a bed of leafy greens or whole-wheat pasta.

In an airtight container, leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 to 6 days.

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