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Broccoli Vegetable Salad

Carrot, celery and tomatoes go so well with broccoli and cauliflower in this crisp refreshing salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. My mom used this popular salad to round out a variety of different meals. Even when made ahead, it doesn't get soggy. -Lorrie Bailey, Pulaski, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 8 cups)
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, onion, celery and carrot. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 100 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • PenelopeWin
    Jul 17, 2014

    Not sure how I feel about this one. I used olive oil instead. I didn't think the flavors other than oil were strong enough. I thought it was a lot of oil (even if I had used canola oil). In fact I cut the oil down to half a cup. I don't think I have made a vinaigrette dressing that used this much oil. So if I make it again I will use even less oil and more of the other ingredients. I felt the dressing was missing something. Not sure what it is though.

  • ricvic
    Mar 20, 2008

    No comment left

  • bowenstarr
    Mar 20, 2008

    Thank you very much for the help.Carol

  • CookieCarol
    Mar 20, 2008

    The dressing is called a 'vinaigrette' but it uses lemon juice as an acid instead of vinegar.

  • bowenstarr
    Mar 20, 2008

    Would any one know how much vinegar you would have to use. I would love to make it, it sounds like it would be very good.Carol B.

  • nonigina1
    Mar 20, 2008

    That's a good question, Terry. I wouldn't have noticed it if you didn't say anything. Makes sense, doesn't it.TOF, is there?

  • terryj
    Mar 18, 2008

    This recipe mentions a light vinaigrette dressing yet there is no vinegar listed in the dressing ingredients. Should there be a correction? Terry