Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

My Favourite Salads

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1258Did you have any New Year Resolutions, for 2014? I had several, some I’ve even forgotten because I didn’t write down the list, completely. I tended to focus on the major ones even though there are those small things we need to change or do something about but they always get thrown in the background. One of my New Year resolutions was to eat fruits and veggies at least five times a week. I’ve done well so far but after a while you get tired of the same old salad and fruit combinations (I always steam broccoli, then season with salt and pepper). You know how lazy I am, I don’t want to expend too much energy (LOL). This week I spent time looking for simple broccoli recipes (simple is the magic word for me). I found several simple, tailor-made for lazy human beings!

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1716I love this recipe because of the dressing. Yoghurt is one of those ingredients I always have in the fridge, but I mainly eat it. Now I can happily eat some broccoli and yoghurt at the same time in a salad. How convenient. I wish you a happy end of week, and hope this recipe, appeals to you!

  • Ingredients 
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (capsicum), julienned
  • 300g (10oz) broccoli florets (3 cups heaped), washed and trimmed
  • 300g (10oz) cauliflower (3 cups heaped), washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
  • 60ml (¼ cup, 4 tablespoons) Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • Roasted sunflower seeds

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1247 Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1252Combine yoghurt, lemon juice, olive oil and enough salt and pepper to taste. Whisk thoroughly

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1254until light and fluffy. Add the chopped mint.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1259Spoon the dressing over the salad and toss gently to mix.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium red bell pepper (capsicum), julienned
  • 300g (10oz) broccoli florets (3 cups heaped), washed and trimmed
  • 300g (10oz) cauliflower (3 cups heaped), washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
  • 60ml (¼ cup, 4 tablespoons) Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • Roasted sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Blanch broccoli and cauliflower in salted boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drain. If you prefer not to blanch, you’re welcome!
  2. Place the pepper, broccoli and cauliflower in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine yoghurt, lemon juice, olive oil and enough salt and pepper to taste. Whisk thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add the chopped mint.
  4. Spoon the dressing over the salad and toss gently to mix. Serve in individual bowls and top with roasted sunflower seeds.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

24 thoughts

  1. A perfect recipe for us here in Mexico. Sunshine is wonderful, but it’s very arid and cool right now with winds. However, I like the sound of this warm weather salad. I could make a meal from that alone! How are things going for you? I truly hope warmer weather is coming your way. Have a nice weekend!

    1. Hi Sandy,
      At least it was 3C today, much pleasant than those extra low temperatures. You know I ate this salad as a complete meal, it was so filling. I didn’t know cauliflower was so filling. I don’t eat it much but now It’s gonna be my newfound lunch salad. Have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

      1. Some years ago I belonged to a weight loss program called TOPS. I went to a weekend retreat where meals are prepared following the diabetic meal plan….very healthy eating, and the recipes used are shared. one I simply adore is cauliflower salad….this is a substitute for potato salad. Honestly, you would not know there were no potatoes in it. I make it at least a couple of times each year.

        1. Okay, please promise me you’ll share the recipe. It sounds really nice. Cauliflower is very filling too…so it does sub potato well. Okay I am off to bed. I try to sleep early these days! Have a lovely end of week!
          Liz

        2. I look forward to several recipes from you. Thanks for being such a phenomenal lady! Best wishes to you and your family!
          Liz

    1. Hi Mama D,
      Sorry for the late reply. This week has been extra busy for me. I only manage to post then I’m dead beat and ready to go to bed. Have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

  2. Just had some stir-fried cauliflower during dinner and I like how they taste. Your salad looks so colorful and definitely makes it much more appetizing. 🙂

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