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fresh broccoli & cauliflower salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Karen Richardson
Monroe, WA

This is an absolutely delicious raw vegetable salad. The dressing compliments the broccoli & cauliflower without being overbearing. The garnish adds just the right combination of flavors to make this a 'go-to-recipe' for any BBQ, picnic or potluck dinner you need something out-of-the-ordinary for! Note: If you aren't a cauliflower fan, this recipe works just beautiful with broccoli alone.

(1 rating)
yield 12 +
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For fresh broccoli & cauliflower salad

  • 1 lg
    bunch fresh broccoli, chopped (use the stems, too)
  • 1 lg
    head of fresh cauliflower, broken in flowerettes
  • 1 md
    purple onion, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans (can use walnuts if you prefer them over pecans)
  • 3 c
    mayonaisse (may use 'light' mayo)
  • 3/4 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar (no substitutions)
  • 1 pkg
    real bacon bits

How To Make fresh broccoli & cauliflower salad

  • 1
    Chop broccoli & cauliflower away from stalks, using broccoli stems; rinse & set aside.
  • 2
    Mix mayonnaise, sugar, chopped onion & vinegar together.
  • 3
    Toss chopped broccoli, chopped broccoli stems & cauliflower into mixture; stir until coated well.
  • 4
    Chill several hours (chilling overnight tastes best)
  • 5
    Before serving, stir in the raisins & chopped nuts & garnish with bacon pieces.

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