Monday, June 24, 2013

Secret Recipe Club: Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad recipe

It is time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Each month, we have the opportunity to explore a new blog (in secret, of course), pick a recipe, and share it with you.  It gives us bloggers a chance to find new, fun blogs to read and share with our readers.  Pretty fun, right!?

This month for Secret Recipe Club, we were assigned the blog Baking and Creating with Avril.  Avril obviously has a passion for baking and her blog is full of delicious baked goods. I really want to make these Chunky Monkey Cookies! Yum!

Of course, I've been staying away from most baked goods, and while I did think it might be fun to adapt one of Avril's recipes to be a little bit friendly for our summer bikini bodies, I also didn't really have a reason to have baked goods in the house (healthy or not).  So, I was really excited to find this amazing broccoli cauliflower salad recipe.  This salad is AMAZING.  It is so fresh and crunchy.  It has lots of good stuff packed in there and would be absolutely perfect for a summer picnic or BBQ.  I think you should definitely make this for your Canada Day or Fourth of July party!  Your family and friends will be pleasantly surprised by how fantastic raw broccoli and cauliflower can be (I certainly was).  Give it a try!

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad recipe

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

From Baking and Creating with Avril

1/2 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
1-2 good sized bunches of broccoli
1/2 orange pepper, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2-4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
6 basil leaves, cut into ribbons

Stir together vegetables.

1 tablespoon minced parsley (Italian, curly, or both)
1 tablespoon minced chives
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh oregano (1 teaspoon dried oregano)
2 cloves garlic
Sea Salt
Freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

In a wet measuring cup or a small bowl, mash the fresh herbs, garlic, and salt together.  Let it sit for a few minutes, then whisk in oil and vinegar.  Let it sit for 10 minutes before pouring the dressing onto the salad.

Check out the other awesome recipes from SRC members!

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