Friday, May 25, 2012


It's Memorial Day weekend. Time to get the grills ready and begin the cookout season. Salads are always good for any cookout. One of my favorites is broccoli and cauliflower salad. I love broccoli and cauliflower raw, cooked, roasted... it doesn't matter. I just love it! A local restaurant, Cattle Rustler's, has a great salad bar and my favorite item in the whole restaurant is their broccoli cauliflower salad. It is delicious.

Here is my version of broccoli cauliflower salad. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Nutrition facts: Anti inflammatory properties in broccoli, cauliflower, onion, olive oil, apple cider vinegar & pepper.
Protein & calcium in Greek Yogurt. 
Fiber & antioxidants in broccoli, cauliflower & raisins. 
Broccoli helps lower cholesterol, has Vitamins C, D, A & K.
Cauliflower has beta carotene, Vitamins C, K & B6.
Onions are rich in polyphenols, flavonoids & quercetin which make them very heart healthy. Help lower cholesterol & blood sugar, helps prevent blood clots & increases bone density. Also has Vitamins C & B6. 
Raisins have boron for strong bones and help protect eyes from macular degeneration.

1 head of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces  (or 2 bags of precut broccoli & cauliflower)
1 head of cauliflower, cut into bit size pieces
½ red onion, chopped
½ cup raisins

¾ cup Mayo with Olive Oil
¼ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp orange juice
¾ cup Stevia or Ideal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper or Louisiana Hot Sauce

Add all dressing ingredients to small bowl & whisk together until completely smooth. If dressing is a little thick, add a couple of teaspoons of milk to thin it out.

Place broccoli, cauliflower, onion & raisins in a large bowl. Pour dressing over veggies & mix until thoroughly coated.

Refrigerate at least a few hours before serving, preferably overnight. Taste better the longer it sits.

OPTIONS – For extra flavor you can add a few pieces of crispy crumbled bacon, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, walnuts or pecans.

 Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend. 



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