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Mardi Gras Picnic Salad

Yields20 ServingsPrep Time15 mins

This kid-friendly salad recipe is quick, easy, fresh and nutritious and includes cucumber, cauliflower, celery and peppers. The Mardi Gras Picnic Salad is an ideal salad to take to potlucks and picnics.

Mardi Gras Picnic Salad

 4 cups sliced cucumber (1/4 inch / 65 mm slices)
 2 cups bite-size cauliflower pieces
 1 cup chopped onion
 1 cup sliced celery
 1 red pepper, diced
 1 green pepper, diced
 2 tsp coarse salt
 1 cup granulated sugar
 ¾ cup white vinegar
 1 Tbsp yellow mustard seed
 ½ tsp celery seed
 2 cloves garlic, minced

Salad: In large bowl, combine cucumber, cauliflower, onion, celery and peppers.


Sprinkle with salt. Toss or stir well.


Let sit 2 hours. Drain well.


Dressing: In glass bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed and garlic. Stir well.


Microwave dressing on high for 2 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Let cool.


Combine salad and dressing in 12 cup sealable container. Seal with lid. Shake a few times. Refrigerate until serving.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup / 125ml

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 55.12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.16g1%

Saturated Fat 0.01g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 201.39mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 12.88g5%

Dietary Fiber 1.14g5%
Sugars 11.21g
Protein 0.91g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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