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Vegetable Cheese Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


16 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
Here's a satisfying salad that's garden-fresh. It stars three delicious cheeses and refreshing vegetables like crisp cucumber, bell peppers and juicy tomatoes. This unique summer salad makes a nice light lunch or super side dish. -Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa


  • 3 cups shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack and/or mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Lettuce, optional


  1. In a bowl, combine cheeses, cucumber, tomato, onion and peppers. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon and lime juice, garlic, mustard and seasonings; mix well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill for 1 hour. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired.

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