Monday, October 11, 2021

Rosie Makes A Broccoli And Cauliflower Salad.

I've got a broccoli and cauliflower salad that's perfect for you people that say you don't like broccoli or cauliflower.  Trust Rosie on this and make this salad.

Cauliflower And Broccoli Salad

About 4 cups cauliflower and broccoli florets

Bring pot of salted water to a boil.  Drop in florets.  Cook about 2 minutes, drain, then plunge into iced water to stop cooking and chill.

Prepare the bacon:

6 strips bacon

Lay strips of bacon on foil- or parchment-covered baking dish.  Place in cold oven and turn temperature to 350°.  (I use my toaster oven for this.)  After about 20 minutes, turn bacon over and rotate pan. Sprinkle 1 TB brown sugar and drizzle 1 TB pure maple syrup over the bacon.  If you like a bit of heat, sprinkle ¼ - ½ tsp cayenne pepper over top.  Continue baking (about 10-12 minutes) until bacon is crisp.  Drain.

Rosie Note:  If you take nothing else from these recipes, make the caramelized bacon. 

¼ cup mayonnaise
2 TB cider vinegar
2 TB sugar
1 TB buttermilk
Mix all together until smooth.
 Combine blanched cauliflower and broccoli with: 
1 apple, peeled and diced (tossed with 1 TB lemon juice to keep from browning)
½ cup toasted almonds
¼ cup chopped red onion
½ cup craisins
4-6 strips bacon, prepared as above, and crumbled

Toss with dressing to coat evenly.

 For the step-by-steps:

Break up some broccoli and caulfilower florets.

Drop into rapidly boiling, salted water.
2 minutes.

...immediately plunge into ice water to stop cooking.

Cook the bacon.

I use my toaster oven.
Put the bacon into cold oven,
set to 350°.

Halfway through baking time (about 20 minutes),
sprinkle with brown sugar and...




... pour on some maple syrup.

Give it some cayenne love.

Turn bacon over, rotate the pan, and finish baking.

Drain the broccoli and cauliflower.

Combine the rest of the ingredients -
apple, red onion, craisins,

Add the almonds.

Everything's ready.
Toss all to combine.

Pour in the dressing.
Coat evenly.

Sprinkle on crumbled bacon.




Rocquie said...

This salad looks perfectly delicious!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hi, Rocquie. Long time no hear.
Thanks for stopping by!