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Broccoli-Cauliflower Toss Recipe

Broccoli-Cauliflower Toss Recipe

My family spends a lot of time outdoors in the summer. Served with homemade bread and fresh fruit, this chicken and vegetable salad makes a light and easy meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large covered saucepan, steam broccoli, cauliflower and carrots in water for 2-3 minutes; drain. Place in a bowl; add chicken and tomatoes. Combine dressing ingredients; pour over salad.
  • 2. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 426 calories, 39g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.