Marinated Mushrooms and Peppers Salad

A favorite salad recipe of mine to make for parties. Marinated mushrooms with peppers and Italian dressing. It’s a wonderful salad to make in advance for parties. Since the salad is best if kept overnight, it helps that you can make this salad the night before and just keep it refrigerated until it’s ready to be served. Winner!

Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe

So.. I have a serious, very serious love for mushrooms. It’s actually pretty bad. I mean we serve them in breakfast recipes, on different types of canapes (open-faced sandwiches), in entrees and even salads. Ha!
I am not sure how many of you attend big Slavic weddings. If you do though, you will probably notice that similar mushroom salads are always served at weddings. It’ a fantastic and easy salad to make and is so yummy. The many weddings that I have been to, it’s this kind of mushrooms salad and Olivye that is a stable on the table. And usually, the mushroom salad is one of the first to have an empty bowl.

Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe

Though I love fresh salads using romaine or lettuce, I strongly dislike serving them when I have guests. They get soggy quickly once the dressing is adding and is such a bummer. My kind of salad for parties is one that can be made in advance, makes a statement on the table and won’t get soggy quickly. So this kind of salad or the Broccoli salad or salad is what I mean.


I love packing lunches for my husband. He works so hard (he does construction), and the work is very physical. I always try to give him something extra delicious for lunch. Lunch is his little break from the hard work and to just enjoy food. Packing him a wonderful lunch, I feel like a piece of my love is with him in that lunchbox. I love making this salad and keeping it refrigerated, it keeps well in the refrigerator for days. I am able to spoil him for lunch for several days. He loves it!

Some people like to add sweet onion or red onion to the salad. I am not really a big fan. I like just the peppers. I use different colored bell peppers and it’s enough for me. Some people also like to add a clove of fresh minced garlic. If you really like garlic, you can test that out as well.

I have noted 1 bell pepper. I used like 1/3 of a yellow and orange pepper and a half of a medium red pepper. If you don’t have all three, just use a whole red pepper.

I get my mushrooms from BJ’s. Amazon carries them as well but I am not sure why they are so expensive online.

Enjoy, friends!!

What’s your favorite recipe featuring mushrooms? I’d love to hear your recipes. Anything I can share on our blog?!!

Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe


1 (30 oz) jar marinated mushrooms

1 large bell pepper

Red or sweet onion, optional

½ cup Italian dressing


Drain mushrooms and rinse thoroughly. Cover mushrooms with cold water.

Slice peppers into thin strands.

Drain mushrooms and pat dry. Add mushrooms, peppers, and dressing to bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe

Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe

Enjoy, Friends!!

Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Mushrooms and Peppers Salad Recipe
Marinated Mushrooms and Peppers Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Easy marinated mushrooms and peppers salad with Italian dressing. 

Servings: 2 - 4, as side salad
  • 1 30 oz jar canned mushroom
  • 1 pepper
  • Red or sweet onion optional
  • ½ cup Italian dressing
  1. Drain mushrooms and rinse thoroughly. Cover mushrooms with cold water.
  2. Slice peppers into thin strands.
  3. Drain mushrooms and pat dry. Add mushrooms, peppers, and dressing to bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

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  • Julia 12/21/2018, 5:27 pm

    How far in advance could i prepare this recipe for it to stay in good condition?

    • Valentina's Corner 12/22/2018, 2:02 pm

      You can prepare the salad 3 days in advance. 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Ha! 01/04/2018, 4:10 pm

    1/2 half of italian dressing? Half of how much? What kind of measurement is that?

    • admin 01/04/2018, 4:27 pm

      Hi, its 1/2 cup of dressing. Thank you for catching that, I will have it fixed.

  • Natalie S 01/03/2018, 4:43 pm

    Looks so yummy! Is it 1/2 bottle or cup of the dressing for this recipe?

    • admin 01/04/2018, 4:40 pm

      HI Natalie, its 1/2 cup, sorry for the misunderstanding, its fixed now thank you!:)

  • ALINA 12/29/2017, 2:56 pm

    Can you be specific on what Italian dressing you used? Because there are so many different kinds.

    • admin 12/31/2017, 11:37 am

      We like Kraft Italian dressing, Wish Bone and Olive Garden is good too. Enjoy, Alina. Hope you love it.

  • Melissa Griffiths 12/28/2017, 4:49 pm

    I love that you can make this in advance and it’ll keep for a few days – win!

    • admin 12/29/2017, 11:33 am

      I agree, Melissa.

  • Alina 12/13/2017, 5:37 pm

    Hi, I was wondering where did you got those mushrooms?

    • admin 12/15/2017, 5:13 pm

      I purchased them at BJ’s. Look at a Wholesale store near you, most carry them. 🙂

  • Tzivia 12/11/2017, 6:35 pm

    Omg yo me too valichka I love love mushrooms and peppers too tho am wondering if it would work with fresh mushrooms or are jarred better would so love to try this recipe sometime btw happy healthy sweet hols cheers

    • admin 12/12/2017, 12:16 pm

      Hi Tzivia, this salad is best with jarred mushrooms, never tried with fresh. Happy Holidays to you too. 🙂

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate 11/30/2017, 12:36 pm

    These mushrooms make me want to try mushrooms again. (I’ve never been a huge fan, but it’s always been a texture thing, not a flavor thing.)

    Loving that marinade and the peppers and the salad idea! I bet my whole family would ADORE this.

    • admin 12/02/2017, 11:45 am

      Mushrooms are everything, Erin. You’re missing out, haha.

  • Melissa Howell 11/28/2017, 1:42 pm

    Looks like such a bright and sunny salad!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:18 pm

      Thank you, Melissa. 🙂 I Agree, so beautiful.

  • Malinda 11/28/2017, 11:51 am

    I happen to love mushrooms too!! We are a divided house when it comes to mushrooms, but that just means more for me! This salad looks delicious, Valentina!

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:50 pm

      Haha, Malinda. We are a rather “divided house” over mushrooms as well. Love the way you put that. 🙂

  • Julie Evink 11/27/2017, 9:23 am

    This looks like such a flavorful side dish!! yummy!!!

    • admin 11/27/2017, 7:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Julie. Yes, great as a side salad and oh so filling.

  • Danielle Green 11/26/2017, 8:32 am

    This a picture perfect dish chock full of yummy mushrooms and peppers – nice!

    • admin 11/26/2017, 5:27 pm

      Thank, Danielle. This truly is a wonderful side dish.

  • Marina | Let the Baking Begin! 11/11/2017, 6:18 am

    Oh my, that picture of the marinated mushrooms looks incredible!

    • admin 11/12/2017, 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much my, lovely friend. 🙂

  • Olya 11/06/2017, 9:55 pm

    I love mushrooms too! This salad looks really good! I marinate mushrooms myself, just boil them for couple minutes, drain, pour in italian dressing! Thats it!

    • admin 11/07/2017, 1:56 am

      No way? That’s awesome, Olya. Love it. Do you peel the mushrooms on leave skin on? Also, how long with they sit in the fridge like that? I can’t wait to try that… like asap. 🙂

      • Olya 11/08/2017, 5:29 pm

        No I don’t peel, just wash them, I know mushrooms shouldn’t be washed but I do ? and they can sit in the fridge for a long time, because Italian dressing has vinegar! Hope you’ll like it!

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