A few years ago, I was looking for a festive, fun salad to make for a holiday dinner. Coming across a recipe for a broccoli cauliflower salad it sounded good right up to the raisins.
I’m not so fond of raisins. Apparently the feeling is mutual. So we avoid each other at all costs. The last time I ate a raisin was when I was 8-years-old and my mom made me eat a bowl of Raisin Bran. I was so sick all day. And we happened to be in Disneyland. It goes without saying, I’ve held a long and ardent grudge against raisins.
I also wasn’t wild about the dressing used on the salad which involved onions (ick!).
So I improvised and this is what I came up with. Even Captain Cavedweller likes it and that is saying a lot!
The colors are fun and festive and really do look pretty on a holiday table.
(Yes, I realize it is a bit early to be thinking about Christmas but I am in the downhill slide of finishing up my Holiday Entertaining tips book so my head has been firmly entrenched in the holidays for weeks, now).
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad (Christmas Salad)
2 cups of fresh cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 cups of fresh broccoli, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup buttermilk ranch dressing
Cut up broccoli and cauliflower florets, stir in cranberries, sunflower seeds and dressing (I just use the bottled dressing, but you could make your own if you are feeling the need to work extra hard). Sprinkle a few extra seeds and cranberries on top in the center and serve.
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