This Italian salad (known in its homeland as insalata giardiniera) uses the freshest produce from the vegetable garden to provide a wonderful mixture of colours, flavours and nutrients. It stores well and is even better the next day.
White wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar can be used instead of cider vinegar. * Replace the broccoli with asparagus tips. * For more fibre, use wholemeal pasta. * Replace the grape tomatoes with cherry tomatoes or quartered roma tomatoes.
This salad gives you four servings of vegetables. Add a couple of pieces of fruit as snacks and you will have had a truly healthy day of eating.
Used different ingredients. Swapped yellow capsicum for yellow zucchini (not available) I assumed it was more a color issue than taste and it did look better with the yellow added. Next time I will use 1 green zucchini and 1 yellow capsicum. - 04 Jun 2010
Really easy & beautiful color..tasted good after a couple of hours but looking forward to tomorrows bbq. I had it for lunch Sunday..very zesty..I will save this recipe for next summer - 04 Jun 2010