Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad



 
I don't remember how old I was when this salad became popular but I would say I was in my early teens or maybe a year or so before. At that time it was served a lot at weddings or wherever there was a gathering of people. It's really is a simple thing to prepare and while there are a lot of variations out there this is the closest to the original that I remember (minus the craisins) and still my favorite.

4 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
4 cups cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces       
½ pound bacon, fried                                            
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded                            
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion                        
½ cup craisins                                                       

For the dressing:                                                    
¾ cup miracle whip                                               
 ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar                                   
1 tablespoon vinegar                                             

Cut bacon into strips. Fry and drain.


Chop broccoli and cauliflower florets into small bite sized pieces, and I only use the tenderest stems and not many of those. I like the floret parts better for this. Chop the onion and shred the cheese. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl, set aside.



Mix dressing ingredients and pour over veggie mixture and toss to coat.


Be Blessed!






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