Marinated Summer Veggie Salad, a fresh vegetable salad made with a light dressing and herbs, delicious for a potluck, lunch, dinner, or a casual gathering!

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This year we hosted an alfresco summer party–pizza and this Marinated Summer Veggie Salad– at our new mountain home!

Our kids were all home, we invited a special guest, and we cooked up a summery-fresh appetizer, Corn Chorizo Dip, and enjoyed the evening in simplicity and style!

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

For this gathering, we brightened up the table with a white linen tablecloth, paper napkins, and fresh aspen clippings for the centerpiece. And this is my favorite summer salad to take to picnics, potlucks, or serve at a pizza party!

summer salad ingredients in salad bowl

Ingredients for fresh vegetable salad

  • English cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion
  • Fresh cilantro, dill, and basil
  • Jalepeno
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon and lime

Summer Veggie Salad

The Marinated Summer Veggie Salad was also a party hit. I like to call it “summer in a bowl,” because it’s everything we love … cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and tons of fresh herbs. Make your own lemony vinaigrette—DELISH!

It takes intentional planning to make these special times happen, even if it’s not super-fancy–sometimes it’s simply about serving good food, and just being together!

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

Ready to sit and talk, eat and drink … for hours!

Cheers to summer and easy entertaining!

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

Al Fresco Hosting

Hosting in the great outdoors in central Oregon is a party dream, with warm nights and beautiful skies. Let’s just say, there’s always a warm, magical touch.

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

On our front deck, it’s a secret place, our hideaway place, as if we’re in a tree fort. We’re surrounded by aspen and fir, and it’s a fun place to relax, sip on our favorite drinks, and eat a bite of something yummy—pizza!

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

Crispy Pan Pizza

DIGIORNO is introducing Crispy Pan Pizza, perfect for fun casual gatherings!

We love serving DIGIORNO pizza when entertaining, not only because it’s delicious, but it saves time in the kitchen, which gives us more time with family and friends!

We’ve found that everyone seems to LOVE a pan-style pizza! (And a yummy side salad, like this Marinated Summer Veggie Salad.)

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

But the question is, how do you get a crispy, baked fresh from your own oven, pan-style pizza?

DIGIORNO Crispy Pan Pizza bakes up hot in its own single use baking pan.

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

New DIGIORNO Crispy Pan Pizza, is topped with edge to edge cheese, for a crust that is crispy and caramelized on the outside, and soft and tender inside.

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

Taking it a step further, we pre-sliced the pizza (everyone’s favorite Pepperoni, and a meat-lover’s Three Meat Pizza) and served it as the main course for our party!

summer veggie salad in a bowl

Entertaining is all about putting your own spin on how you like to serve food! With so many casual ways, it’s super-fun to make your summer table fit your style!

Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

More pizza ideas:

Roasted Pear Ricotta Pizza, Easy Strawberry Lemonade for a Summer Pizza Party, Pizza Movie Night, and a Football Pizza Tailgate Party.

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Marinated Summer Veggie Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 1 large English cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch dill, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalepeno, diced (optional)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced and zest


  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice and zest together in a bowl; pour over veggies pieces; toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Top with more fresh chopped herbs if desired.
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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DiGiorno Crispy Pan Pizza with Marinated Summer Veggie Salad