MAINE MARINATED VEGGIES FOR SALAD BARS
MAINE MARINATED VEGGIES FOR SALAD BARS
Ingredients
Veggies
  • 4 cups dried beans cooked*
  • 3 cups carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 onions thinly sliced*
  • 12-14 cups veggies*
Dressing
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar*
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon or to taste dried Italian herbs
  • pepper to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine dressing ingredients and mix well, pour over veggies. Marinate 4 hours or longer.
  2. Serve as a salad, or in components on salad bar.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis per serving (approximate, varies with veggies): 142 calories, 3 grams protein, 14 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams fat, 336 mg. sodium, 4 grams fiber.

USDA School Lunch Guidelines: ½ - ¾ cup veggie, increase beans for a full legume serving

Cheryl’s notes: This is a very basic recipe that can vary widely with ingredients and creativity. Salad bars are excellent ways to introduce new veggies. Shapes and sizes are often important to eaters, so be creative, vary the herbs and seasonings, try new cuisines, and enjoy!

*Seasonal Ingredient Suggestions

MAY/JUNE: asparagus, fiddleheads, onions, carrots, salad turnips, radishes

JULY/AUGUST: broccoli, peppers, onions, beans, summer squash, cauliflower, carrots, celery

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: broccoli, leeks, onions, peppers, cauliflower, dried beans

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: leeks, onions, carrots, dried beans, frozen beans

JANUARY/APRIL: onions, roots, frozen veggies, dried beans

Maine apple cider vinegar, canola oil, carrots, onions, dried beans are available all year.

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