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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In a Bag Salad

If your children like to help in the kitchen, this is a fun recipe for them to make. Cut up the vegetables into strips or rings and let them add everything to the bag and shake it up. 

In a Bag Salad

6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoon oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 sweet red peppers, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 green peppers, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 Bermuda onion, thinly sliced

Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, basil, oregano and salt and pepper. Pour into a gallon-sized zipper seal bag. Add peppers and onions. Seal bag, toss up and down, and let stand at room temperature until ready to serve. Pour into serving bowl, squeezing out all dressing. Serves 6.


  1. oooh - sounds good! I am going to have a Karen meal this weekend!

  2. I've marinaded sliced onions in vinegar before but hadn't thought of adding any herbs. I will certainly try that at some point.

  3. This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds delicious and fun to keep kids busy with in the kitchen. :-)

  5. It does sound easy and fun to make.

  6. So easy! And the clean up--always something I'm not keen on doing--non-existent!