Sunday, April 29, 2012

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

My cousin Blair always makes this salad when we have family get togethers in the summer. I didn't think to ask her until last year how to make it. It is soo easy to put together and a bonus, my teens love it! Which surprises me cause they hate broccoli and cauliflower and will occasionally eat with with cheez whiz. This will be on the menu more often.

1 head broccoli
1 head cauliflower
1/2 red onion
8 strips of bacon, cooked until crispy
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3/4 cup light mayo
1/4 vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into tiny pieces (cut along the outside of the head). For both you do not want the stem pieces ( I don't waste them, I have and use them later for soups). Diced the red onion small.
Cut the bacon into little pieces and cook until crispy. Drain on paper towel.

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and add cheese. Toss all together.

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.

This salad is best when left for at least an hour, but overnight is ideal. The flavours have time to mingle with each other.

1 comment:

  1. I love this salad! P.S sometimes I add more bacon!
    Love Blair xoxox