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.

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.

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.


  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

  2. Looks dleicious rich creamy dish.;

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

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

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

    Duncan In Kuantan

  6. This looks yummy!!

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  7. That cheese sauce sounds fantastic!

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

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


  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.

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

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