Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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
- 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).
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
"I made this dish for a luncheon at work. We have several vegetarians in our office and there never seem to be enough options for them. It was a huge hit, and I loved that it can be made the night before (I waited to add the dressing just prior to serving). The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because, in my opinion, it could use a little more zing. However, it would be easy to dress up to your taste."
"This is a versatile, tasty salad that will be a delightful addition to almost any meal. It will be rounding out our burger nights & making it's appearance at holiday meals. I reduced the mayo to 1/2 cup as I don't like my veggies to be swimming in dressing. I left out the olives and added an extra carrot. It is delicious!"
"I also add raisins"
"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"
"I loved loved this salad."
"I suggest adding bacon to this recipe and using shredded cheese instead of cubed cheese."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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"
"Yes, this is like the broccoli salad with bacon bits.No need to blanche vegis, just cut in smaller pieces."
"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."
"I was given a similar recipe 20 years ago. Mine has bacon bit added to it, very good."
"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."
"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."
"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."