Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Speedy Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheese Salad



There are times that you feel like a light meal after weeks of carbs and meats. My mom brought over some really beautiful broccolis so why not a 5 minutes cheese broccoli salad? Here's the recipe to share.

Ingredients:
1 small head of broccoli - cut into bite-size flowerets
1 small head of cauliflower - cut into bite-size flowerets
1 1/2 cups shredded any type cheese of your liking ( I used Cheddar )
2/3 cup mayonnaise (I used reduced fat mayonnaise) 
1/4 cup wine vinegar
2 tsp fine sugar
2 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 
Chives for garnishing.

Method:
1) Boil a pot of water until boiling then blanch broccoli for 2 minutes. Remove from bolling water and drain with colander. Cover broccoli with a clean tea towel and side aside to steam dry.
2) Prepare dressing in a medium microwave oven proof bowl by whisking together the cheese, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, pepper and lemon juice for a minute. Heat the mixture in the microwave on high for 40 seconds.
3) Remove dressing from microwave oven and stir till smooth.
4) Place broccoli on a salad bowl and pour the dressing over.
5) Garnish with chives  before serving.

12 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, a lovely combination of flavors, my children will only eat brocolli with cheese, so I'll be trying this!
    thanks for sharing the recipe
    Mary

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  2. Looks dleicious rich creamy dish.;

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  3. That looks delicious and so quick to prepare, plus I love brocolli and caulifflowers:D My kind of dish! Thanks for visiting

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  4. I love both these veggies. Salads sounds yummy to me! Yours look really creamy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This dish is right up my street! Looks delicious..

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  6. This looks yummy!!

    Send me an email and I will send you some links about the dishes that you asked about. elsascookingdiary@gmail.com

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  7. That cheese sauce sounds fantastic!

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  8. I like the addition of lemon into this dish - very refreshing!

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  9. I just want to grab a fork and dig in.

    Papacheong
    http://home-cook-dishes-for-family.blogspot.com/

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  10. This sounds so easy and painless ... very impressive! You've a lovely blog here. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and joining as a follower.

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  11. This really sounds wonderful. I've bookmarked it to try sometime next month. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. YUM! This looks absolutely delightful! I just found your blog and absolutely adore it! I am your newest follower.

    xo

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