Quick Calico Salad Recipe
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Quick Calico Salad Recipe

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This is a light, colorful and tasty salad. Fortunately, it travels well because it's an expected dish at my family reunions.—Joanne Neuendorf, Potosi, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 86 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, milk and salad dressing mix. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Stir in sunflower kernels and bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Calico Salad in Country Woman July/August 2004, p36

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deansunshine User ID: 2569615 120131
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This is the best light recipe that I have made in a long time. Made it once and it was so good that I have made it several times since!"

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