Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Broccoli 'N' Cauliflower Salad

This is one of my very favorite salads. It was originally published in Southern Living Magazine (contributed by Carolyn Gower of Columbia, South Carolina.)

Broccoli 'N' Cauliflower Salad

1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets
1 pound broccoli, broken into florets
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 small purple onion, sliced and separated into rings
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 cup vegetable oil (I use canola.)
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar (I use 1/4 cup or less.)
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
lettuce leaves (optional)

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside. Combine oil and next 5 ingredients, stir well, and pour over vegetables. Toss gently to coat; cover and chill 3 hours, stirring occasionally.  Serve with a slotted spoon over lettuce, if desired.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

Julie's Notes: I use less sugar than the recipe calls for (1/4 cup or less) and less oil (3/4 cup.)


  1. Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays! This sounds delicious and reminds me of a dish my grandmother used to make. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds like a great recipe Julie! Perfect for summer when you don't feel like doing much cooking. I'm definitely going to try this.

    Thank you so much for linking up.

  3. Julie, this looks yummy! I la la love broc and cali! I am having family over for dinner tonight and just put together your spinach salad and will also be making your marinated broc this week! I will have to try this one too!

  4. I am so glad you are posting your recipes with the tempting pictures!

  5. I'm trying to have a healthier diet, too! So, I'm your newest follower!

    Thank you!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps I'm stopped by via The Shabby Nest

  6. I LOVE the combination of broccoli and cauliflower. Seriously. This looks delicious!