Saturday, April 21, 2012

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

This Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad is simple to makes and keeps very well for several days in your refrigerator.  We love to have this during the warmer summer months and often serve it as the side dish to grilled meats.



1 large head broccoli (use 2 heads of broccoli if small)
1 sm. head cauliflower
1 med. onion (I like to use a purple onion)
6-8 pieces bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
2 sm. pkg. raisins (optional – about ½ cup)
2 tbsp. vinegar (I used white wine vinegar)
½ cup chopped pecans (or use sunflower seeds if desired)
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups mayonnaise
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more to taste)
Additional items if desired - 1 apple peeled and diced, 1 small bunch grapes cut in halves


Break up broccoli and cauliflower into bite size pieces (use florets only). 

Fry bacon until crisp (drain on paper towel). Dice onion. 

Mix together broccoli, cauliflower, onion, bacon, raisins and pecans (apples and grapes if using).

In a separate bowl mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar. Pour over vegetables and mix well. Even better the next day!

Stir gently before serving and top with shredded cheddar cheese; serve with slotted spoon. 

Cook's note - If you want the bacon to be crispy, leave it out and add it just before serving.

Serves:  4-6



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1 comment:

  1. I love broccoli salad!!! Thank you for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!