Broccoli meets Cauliflower in this easy and delicious Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad recipe. Crunchy, creamy, flavorful and lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Perfect as a side dish or salad.
Easy Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe
I put a little twist to the classic broccoli salad recipe by adding some cauliflower to it. This recipe usually calls for mayonnaise and I substituted that with greek yogurt instead. This Broccoli cauliflower salad recipe is so easy to make and so scrumptious. Very filling and great to have a side dish, appetizer or salad.
If you like broccoli salad with bacon go ahead and add some to this recipe. I personally don’t eat bacon or pork so I don’t use them on my recipes. I pretty much kept this broccoli salad vegetarian.
Is Broccoli healthy for your body?
Broccoli is high in fiber and good to include in your diet. It promotes good digestive health. They are not only a good source of folic acid, but they are also high in Vitamin C and K. Need to include some potassium into your diet and don’t want to eat loads of bananas? Then incorporate some broccoli into your diet by making salads instead of just steaming broccoli.
Is it okay to eat broccoli every day?
Broccoli is among one of the healthiest veggies to add to your diet. As mentioned above they are a good source of fiber and great for gut health among many other health benefits of broccoli. The only exception would be for people with hypothyroidism. It’s been found that high intakes of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, turnips, and cabbage cause hypothyroidism.
How long does broccoli cauliflower salad last
This Broccoli Cauliflower salad recipe should last about 3 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. Assuming the salad is already mixed. If you decide to save the dressing on the side and mix the salad later, it should be ok in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Is Cauliflower a superfood
Cauliflower is considered a superfood because of how nutrient-dense it is. They are very rich in fiber, vitamin K and C, and loaded with antioxidants. Carotenoids and glucosinolates are compounds found in cauliflower that have anti-cancer properties. These compounds seem to protect cells from DNA damage and produce anti-inflammatory effects. Feels good knowing this Broccoli cauliflower salad recipe is so good for you.
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Here are some other side dish recipes you might like to check out if you have another minute on your hands:
- Mango Black Bean Salad Recipe
- Garlic Roasted Mushrooms Recipe
- Green Beans and Tomato Salad
- Butternut Squash Casserole
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- 1 Medium Head Broccoli chopped
- 1 Medium Cauliflower chopped
- 1 Large Carrot peeled and grated
- ⅓ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1½ Cup Full Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Place about 1 inch of water in a medium saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil.
- Add the broccoli and cauliflower florets and cover. Reduce the heat to medium and let cook for 5 minutes. To test the doneness, you can pierce it with a fork.
- In a large bowl, with yogurt, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper, until well combined
- Add in the broccoli, grated carrots, parmesan, and cauliflower and stir until well incorporated. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and enjoy!
is this meant to be eaten warm? I was surprised to see the broccoli and cauliflower need to be cooked. Other salads like this, I just use it raw.
You can leave it raw or serve cold if cooked a bit
When to add parmesan, carrots, an d pumpkin seeds?
Hi Amy. Add them in with the cauliflower and broccoli. So sorry we amended it now.
Looks amazing but how much Greek yogurt?? It doesn’t say…
So sorry about that. I fixed it. It should be 1 and 1/2 cups.