A Different Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

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A Different Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Postby LucyGoose » Apr 09, 2008 10:48 am

Okay, to add to Rox's different casserole, my SIL had brought this to my parents for Easter and OMG, I loved it! It looked different than anything I have seen. She was at a Omish restaurant over in Nappennee (sp) Indiana, and they had this....she loved it and asked what it was and they told her it was in ther cook book they are selling..... :lol: ...Yep, she bought it....

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

1 bunch broccoli
1 head cauliflower
1 small red onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. bacon, fried & crumbled

Dressing
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 cup Miracle Whip

Chop up broccoli, cauliflower, and red onion. ( use a chopper/food processor. It's the texture that makes this) Add bacon, cheese, and premixed dressing. Mix well and enjoy. It's pretty and colorful! It's pretty and colorful!
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Postby pauhaus » Apr 09, 2008 12:51 pm

OMG, thanks so much for this recipe LG! My friend Nora who has since passed away used to make this and I loved it. She had given me the recipe years ago and I misplaced it. Thanks for posting this!!! 8-)
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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 09, 2008 1:25 pm

:wink: Your welcome Paul!! 8-)
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Postby JaneG » Apr 10, 2008 10:15 am

Yes, this is a wonderful salad! My sis brings it to every family gathering. If anyone hasn't tried it, you have to make this one. I also add some sunflower seeds.
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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 10, 2008 11:51 am

Hi Jane!!

Good idea about the sunflower seeds....I am making it today, and I do have some seeds.....thanks for suggesting it..... :P
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Postby ladyblue » Apr 10, 2008 3:49 pm

Adding raisins also makes it special! :P
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Apr 11, 2008 2:26 pm

It just sounds better and better with each addition! I'll have to make this for our next church gathering! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :D
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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 11, 2008 5:01 pm

:hmm: Raisons? Okay, I can taste that..... :lol:

I did add the sunflower seeds, but I would say to be careful and not to add too many.....I did not measure....I didn't add that many, but I think I would want less.......I am thinking about 1/4 cup is a good amount.....that is what I put on the recipe....They are good with it for sure, but I will like a tad less than what i did add.....

Thanks everyone! :P
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Postby Pandora » Apr 12, 2008 7:33 am

LG, you mentioned using a food processor. So, does it make this more like a salsa texture? Not like a tossed salad?

Sounds good and I'd like to try making it. Thx
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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 12, 2008 9:36 pm

Yep, that is what they said to use.....My SIL used her Black and Decker chopper, I think she called it, and I myself used my Miracle Chopper...(don't have a food processor) :lol: It's not like a salad.....it's like.....:hmm:......Chopped...... :lol: ..... :wink:
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Postby JaneG » Apr 13, 2008 8:34 pm

Bonnie, I forgot about the raisins, but I put that in mine also! :roll:

I've never used a food processor on it, but I do dice everything small and really cut the broccoli and cauliflower into very small pieces. It's time consuming, so a chopper might do the trick. I think you'd have to be really careful with a food processor, not to make it to mushy.
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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 13, 2008 10:34 pm

Oh man, Jane....chopping by hand? wow......Yes, my little Miracle Chopper does great! I just saw at work a electric chopper that was like $10....I can't remember the brand.....not Black and Decker, but another known brand that I can not remember....If I didn't have this hand one, I just might want that little electric,.... :P
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Postby JaneG » Apr 14, 2008 11:46 pm

Yep, I dice and chop by hand . . . a lot!! For some reason I'm funny about that. I have a small chopper that I sometimes use for hot peppers when I make salsa, if I don't want to burn my hands. I can dozens of jars of salsa and chop all the tomatoes, onions, peppers, by hand. (Maybe that's why it takes me all day!) :lol: For me it's one of those soothing tasks.

I remember taking a potato salad to dinner at my former in-laws . . . she was a typical Italian mother-in-law, bless her dear sweet heart. All about food, and throwing it together, and enjoying food and people, etc. She laughed so hard and teased me endlessly about my potato salad with precision diced 1/2" cubes of potatoes, each one perfect! :roll:

Sorry, a bit off topic, but now you know my little obsession!
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