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Easy Broccoli Cauliflower Crunch Salad

This easy Broccoli Cauliflower Crunch Salad is a delicous and healthy way to enjoy your favorite vegetables. It is always a hit at a potluck party or cookout!
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, Broccoli Crunch Salad, Cauliflower Crunch Salad, Crunch Salad, Easy Broccoli Cauliflower Crunch Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 275kcal

Ingredients

Homemade Italian Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Easy Broccoli Cauliflower Crunch Salad:

  • 2 cups broccoli roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion
  • ½ cup pitted olives sliced
  • ¼ cup carrot diced
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

Dressing:

  • Measure all ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Shake vigorously until well-blended and emulsified.

Salad:

  • In a large bowl combine broccoli, cauliflower, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, green onion, olives, and carrot.
  • Pour the dressing over top and toss so that all the vegetables are coated.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Toss with bacon just before serving.
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Notes

* Red wine vinegar can be substituted for the white wine vinegar
*The salad can be made the day before and left to marinate in the fridge overnight.
*Add seeds or chopped nuts for additional crunch.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 420mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1053IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg