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Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe

I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn't have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table. —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup small pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, salad dressing, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and dill. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 3. Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Yield: 14 servings (2/3 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 253 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

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neuman05
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"I also add raisins"

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Mamaruthie
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Made this for a birthday celebration at work and got rave reviews. Making it again tomorrow for a last luncheon at work since our jobs are being moved to another state. I love this recipe"

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daisey5
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I loved loved this salad."

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Dcerickson9449
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I suggest adding bacon to this recipe and using shredded cheese instead of cubed cheese."

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Deana Sims
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"This is a delicious salad. One that is easy to prepare and seems to go well with almost anything. I love salads that have a crunch to them and as such usually add nuts or croutons to any that I make, but this salad did not need anything added to it, for it is naturally crisp. I did add a tablespoon of sour cream to the dressing to make it a bit creamier."

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Igraine32
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I followed the suggestions of others and cut everything much smaller except the julienned green pepper and sliced onion. It was really good. I brought it to a family party and it was devoured. I was actually wishing we had some left over cause I was craving it today to have with my lunch."

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tatersnana
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Great!!"

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BIGJOHNSGAL
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Absolutley delicious! I made this on the 4th of July instead of a traditional potato or pasta salad, Everyone loved it."

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donrymple
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"I made the salad the day before I needed to serve it for the 4th of July. It was great and my guests loved it. The serving amount is exactly right on. Next time I make it I intend to make it a meal and add ham cubes or chicken."

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peacharmadillo
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"We blanched the cauliflower and broccoli first. Wish we would have chopped them smaller and blanched them. We used shredded cheese instead of cubed. Our family just didn't care for the flavor, especially the second day. I did like the choice of veggies though and will use that part of the recipe in straight ranch next time."

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naomi524
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"I have made this salad twice now. It is very good. I especially love the dill. I am taking it to share for Easter dinner. This is definitely saved in my recipe box."

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shesmiles11
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"I have people asking me to PLEASE make this wonderful salad for every get together. My husband asks that I make extra so that he can have some for later since there is never any left."

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s8vdntyme
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I really enjoyed this salad! Very simple and easy to make, although I made a couple of changes. I used matchstix carrots (about 1/2c.) and shredded cheese instead of cubed. Will definitely make it again!!"

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OMGran2
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"We thought this recipe was a little too saucy. Next time, I will not use as much dressing mixture. We don't like much dressing on our salads. Not a bad recipe. The rest of it may taste better today!"

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wbshiraz
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I did a salad like this many years ago. I bought it at a deli first, then started making it myself. The dressing I used was Green Goddess. It was really good"

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lyndacg
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"Yes, this is like the broccoli salad with bacon bits.

No need to blanche vegis, just cut in smaller pieces."

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moni2
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"Simply used reduced fat mayo,cheese etc. worked well for me. no fat reduced creamy taste factor so went to the reduced fat items. Really good for summer."

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tsuop
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I was given a similar recipe 20 years ago. Mine has bacon bit added to it, very good."

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licatinodm
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"This sounds really good but I don't know if I would spend 7 Weight Watcher points on it unless it was my dinner. I would have to find a way to lighten up the dressing or save some out for me before I put the dressing on it."

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cwbuff
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"I actually didn't get to taste this recipe myself, as I made it ahead for dinner and my family ate it all up by the time I got home! However, they all gave it a thumbs up. I took the advice of the previous reviewer, and blanched the veggies. Cauliflower, in particular, can be very hard eaten completely raw. Good, quick to prepare salad."

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TerryH1387
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"The dressing had a good taste and I'll definitely make this recipe again. I left out the olives (not a fan). I'd partially cook the carrots and maybe the brocolli and cauliflower next time to make it easier to eat."

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