- 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
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
- 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.
- Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Yield: 14 servings (2/3 cup each).
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."