Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

>> Saturday, June 18, 2011

Picnic season is in full swing and this salad is a family favorite. Though it takes a bit of time to cut up all the vegetables, the effort is well worth the end result. A satisfying crunch wrapped in a wonderful sweet and sour sauce with just a touch of smokiness from the bacon (how can you go wrong with bacon?) makes a perfect side dish for any BBQ or potluck picnic.

1 large bunch broccoli - separate into bite-size florets
1 large head cauliflower - cut into bite-size pieces
8-10 bacon strips - fry crispy, then cool and crumble
1/4 lb sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
Small bunch chives, snipped
Optional ingredients - sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped tomatoes, 2 hard boiled eggs peeled and sliced.

Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Set aside.

1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons white wine or cider vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise

Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Toss until well coated and refrigerate.

I'm off to start cutting broccoli in preparation for this afternoon's picnic. Enjoy!!


Kathy's Kitchen Korner June 18, 2011 at 7:03 AM  

This was always a great seller when I worked in the deli at the market! Reminds me that maybe I should make this salad soon! Thanks!!!

Susan June 18, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

Chopped apples and craisins are great add-ins too! This is actually one salad that almost tastes better the next day, when all the flavors have had time to meld together!

Huskerbabe June 18, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

My mom used to make this alot. Craisins sound good.
Judy, have you tried my broccoli slaw recipe?

Judy W June 18, 2011 at 6:16 PM  

I don't know that I have tried your broccoli slaw recipe. It sounds good!!

Paulla June 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM  

Hi Judy - this sounds yummy. I've made it with onions rather than chives, and never with cauliflower, but that sounds good!

Oh, and...


Sheila DelCharco October 31, 2011 at 5:46 AM  

I love a good broccoli salad recipe! I'm gonna have to try this one! Thanks for sharing Judy!


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