Healthy Broccoli Mandarin Orange With Cauliflower Salad Recipe
Our favorite Summer and Any-Season Salad!
This healthy and tasty salad is sure to be a hit at any dinner. Full of broccoli, cauliflower, mandarin oranges, cranberries, almonds, bacon and red onions.
If you are looking for a healthy salad recipe that is both tasty and full of nutritional goodness, this broccoli orange cauliflower salad has everything you need. Easy to make ahead of time and lots of options to modify to your personal taste. It will keep in the fridge for a few days and is great to bring to dinners as a side-dish!
Broccoli Mandarin Orange Cauliflower Salad Recipe
• 2 cups chopped up Broccoli
• 2 cups chopped up Cauliflower
• 1/2 sliced Red Onion
• 1 cup Mandarin Oranges (drained)
• 1 cup dried Cranberries
• 1 cup cooked Bacon (shredded or pieces)
• 1 cup sliced almonds ( to be added just before serving salad)
Toss all items together, except for almonds, in a large bowl until well mixed. Cover and keep in refrigerator until you are ready to serve. You will add salad dressing and almonds just before you are reading to serve the salad.
Salad Dressing for Healthy Broccoli Orange Salad
• 1/2 cup Mayo
• 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
• 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
• 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
Mix all ingredients together and keep in refrigerator until ready to eat. If you are bringing this salad to a dinner party or outdoor party, put the dressing in a water bottle (preferably one that keeps liquids cold) and if possible, put dressing and salad bowl in a cooler to keep everything chilled.
Serving Up The SaladWhen you are ready to eat, pour salad dressing over salad and mix well. Add in your almonds (or other nuts of choice), and mix well. Salad will keep for a few days in fridge, simply cover and put in fridge once you are finished with it. You can also put the dressing on the side and let everyone drizzle on their own dressing to their preference.
If you allow salad to get warm it is not advisable to keep leftovers as the dressing contains mayonnaise which spoils easily. If salad does get warm, discard any remaining salad.
Alternative Ingredients to Use
You can omit some of the ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Many children do not like the taste of onion, so you can omit onion if you are serving the salad to younger children. If your dinner guests have nut allergies, omit the almonds. You can choose to add mushrooms to the salad as well.
Another great addition to the salad is pineapple. You can omit the oranges and use pineapple if someone has an orange allergy or you can use both orange and pineapple for a wonderful mix of flavor.
Kids Love This Healthy SaladThis salad is colorful, crunchy and tasty. It is quite sweet and often a hit with children. Making this healthy broccoli mandarin orange with cauliflower salad for kids is a great way to encourage them to eat raw broccoli and cauliflower. The cranberries are tasty and you can also add raisins if you wish. Kids often love fruit so feel free to add a variety of fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and blackberries!
This salad makes a great side salad for lunch or dinner and can also be a meal on its own. Don't be surprised if both the kids and adults come back for seconds!
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