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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

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a salad that bursts with color, flavor, and wholesome goodness—our Refreshing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad does just that. With crisp broccoli and cauliflower florets, tangy red onions, creamy dressing, and a medley of complementary ingredients, this salad is a refreshing symphony of textures and tastes. Join us in creating a salad that will elevate your dining experience.

A Bounty of Fresh Ingredients

This salad celebrates the beauty of fresh, vibrant produce. Broccoli and cauliflower florets take the stage as the stars of the show, providing crunch and a wealth of nutrients. Paired with the bold flavor of red onions, the creaminess of the dressing, and the savory notes of bacon and cheddar, every bite is an explosion of freshness.

Wholesome and Easy to Prepare

Creating this delightful salad is not only a breeze but also a joy. It’s perfect for busy weeknights, picnics, or gatherings with friends. The simplicity of the preparation means you can have a healthy, satisfying dish on the table in no time. Plus, the versatility of the recipe allows you to adapt it to your taste preferences.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Refreshing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with these variations:

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  1. Veggie Variety: Add cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, or cucumber for extra color and crunch.
  2. Protein Power: Boost the protein content by adding grilled chicken, diced ham, or cooked shrimp.
  3. Vegan Twist: Create a vegan version by using dairy-free dressing and omitting the bacon and cheddar.

Closing

Now that you’ve discovered the secret to this Refreshing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, it’s time to enjoy the freshness. Share it with friends and family, or savor it as a wholesome meal just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share any unique twists you’ve added to make this salad your own. Happy eating!

Tips or Notes:

  • Blanche the broccoli and cauliflower for 1-2 minutes in boiling water, then immediately plunge them into ice water to maintain their vibrant color and crispness.
  • Allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to enhance the flavors.
  • This salad is perfect for meal prep; simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen broccoli and cauliflower for this salad?

While fresh florets are recommended for optimal texture and flavor, you can use frozen broccoli and cauliflower if that’s what you have on hand. Be sure to thaw and drain them thoroughly before using.

What type of dressing works best for this salad?

A creamy ranch or buttermilk dressing complements the flavors and textures of this salad beautifully. However, feel free to use your favorite dressing or vinaigrette.

Refreshing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

3.0 from 7 votes
Recipe by Alexandra Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 2 cups 2 (about 200g) broccoli florets

  • 2 cups 2 (about 200g) cauliflower florets

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (60g) diced red onion

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (60g) cooked and crumbled bacon (optional)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (60g) shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) creamy ranch or buttermilk dressing

  • 1 tablespoon 1 (15ml) apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 (15ml) honey

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • For the Salad:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, diced red onion, cooked and crumbled bacon (if using), and shredded cheddar cheese (if using).
  • For the Dressing:
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the creamy ranch or buttermilk dressing, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy your homemade Refreshing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad!

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