Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling
Makes14 servings (2/3 cup each)
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 253 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
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Aug 27, 2017
I was looking for a salad recipe which included broccoli & cauliflower, both in abundance in our garden this summer. I followed the recipe exactly except for Miracle Whip instead of mayo. Brought it to a church potluck today and heard many good comments - and I took home an empty bowl. Great flavor!
Aug 9, 2017
This was really great! I only made a 1/2 portion, sonce there's only 3 of us, and omitted the olives, since we don't like them. And, since my husband doesn't care for ranch dressing, I used creamy garlic instead. Looking forward to having some for lunch tomorrow!
Feb 1, 2017
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.
Jul 26, 2016
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!
Jun 6, 2015
I also add raisins
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
Jul 7, 2014
I loved loved this salad.
Jul 7, 2014
I suggest adding bacon to this recipe and using shredded cheese instead of cubed cheese.
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.
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.