This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded
If you could embody the season of spring on a plate it would be this salad! With it’s abundance of colors and flavors, you will be proud to share this beautiful Cauliflower Slaw Salad with family and friends.
The warming temperatures always make me crave the fresh flavors of produce especially in salads. You will be surprised at the big flavors in this side dish considering the simple ingredient list of fresh vegetables and the easy homemade dressing. The key to this dressing is the fresh basil. Dried basil usually works well in recipes, but not this one. Fresh is best and you won’t be disappointed by the few extra dollars you spend on this herb!
Feel free to put your own spin on this salad by using purple or green cauliflower or by shredding your own broccoli stalks to make the slaw. I often choose to purchase a bag of broccoli slaw mix and pre-chopped cauliflower just to save on time, but rolling over discarded broccoli stalks into another dish always makes my frugal heart happy!
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Here is what you need:Salad Ingredients 12 oz bag broccoli slaw 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 6 radishes, thinly sliced with a knife or mandolin 5 cups or 1 small cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces Dressing Ingredients 2 TBSP or 6 large leaves fresh basil, minced 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 TBSP red wine vinegar ¼ cup mayo 3/4 tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper
Step 1: Place all salad ingredients (broccoli slaw, cauliflower, corn, and radish) in a large bowl. Set aside.
Step 2: Whisk all dressing ingredients (basil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, mayo, sea salt, & black pepper) together in a small bowl.
Step 3: Pour your homemade dressing over the bowl of salad ingredients. Mix all ingredients well and refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving. This allows the flavors to mingle and the vegetables to be seasoned perfectly.
Whether you choose to follow this recipe to a “T” or use your creativity to create your own version, enjoy this deliciously colorful salad.
Cauliflower & Broccoli Slaw Salad
- 12 oz bag broccoli slaw
- 1 cup frozen corn thawed
- 6 radishes thinly sliced with a knife or mandolin
- 5 cups or 1 small cauliflower chopped into bite-sized pieces
- Dressing Ingredients
- 2 tbs or 6 large leaves fresh basil minced
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1 tbs red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup mayo
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Place all salad ingredients (broccoli slaw, cauliflower, corn, and radish) in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk all dressing ingredients (basil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, mayo, sea salt, & black pepper) together in a small bowl.
- Pour your homemade dressing over the bowl of salad ingredients. Mix all ingredients well and refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving. This allows the flavors to mingle and the vegetables to be seasoned perfectly.
Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life’s essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi’s Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.
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