Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

about the recipe

When you need a side dish that you can throw together in a flash, this vibrant broccoli cauliflower salad recipe is perfect. This refreshing salad is a delightful combination of crisp-tender vegetables, cheese, and walnuts, tossed in a tangy homemade dressing.  Whether you are looking for a holiday side or hosting a family BBQ, this recipe is sure to be a hit.  Stick around, and I'll show you how simple it is to create this veggie-packed masterpiece.


– ¾ pound broccoli – ¾ pound cauliflower cut into florets – 4 ounces cheddar cheese cubed – ½ red onion sliced thin – ½ cup shredded carrots – ½ cup toasted walnuts chopped – Dressing – ½ cup mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar – 1 tablespoon maple syrup – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

– Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water.

– Add the broccoli and cauliflower to the boiling water, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the boiling water and immediately put into the cold water bath. Drain and place in a bowl.

– Add the cheese, red onion, carrots, and almonds.

– In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, maple syrup salt, and pepper.

– Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

– Refrigerate for one hour before serving.