Friday, February 12, 2010

Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

This is a fantastic low calorie tasty salad. I used to make the super fattening broccoli cauliflower with tons of mayo, sugar, sunflower seeds and tons of bacon. Delicious yes, but so fattening, you can eat such a tiny portion compared to this salad. The red wine vinegar is so good in this. It's a nice make ahead salad but I wait until about an hour or two before serving time to add the dressing.

I got this recipe a long time ago from Cynthia at What's For Dinner? She uses fat free sour cream and mayo. I used light for both as I usually prefer the light over fat free. However, in this recipe, the red wine vinegar is the star and it is fine with the fat free, the sour cream and mayo just add a bit of creaminess. So you can lower the fat and calories even more than mine by using fat free.

Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

3 roma plum tomatoes
1 lb. fresh broccoli florets, about 8 cups
1 small head of cauliflower, about 1/2 lb.
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped (I didn't have this today)
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup light sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup Splenda

Dice tomatoes, chop broccoli and cauliflower. Mix veggies together in a large bowl. Mix mayo, sour cream, salt and pepper, Splenda and red wine vinegar together in a small bowl. Add to veggies. Stir thoroughly and refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours, stirring often. Keeps in the frig for about 24 - 36 hours nicely in my opinion.

Total calories = 791
13 loose filled cups

61 calories per cup
5 oz. ham + 2 cups Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad + 1 cup cantaloupe = 427 calorie dinner

Calories calculated from, some numbers are rounded and approximate.


  1. Yum! I made a salad like this around thanksgiving but without quite so much sugar. I find that with sour cream and mayo, the lite versions have a lot fewer additives and stuff than the fat free. And not many more calories, so I usually go with them. The fat free stuff just ends up tasting kind of fake.

  2. Another sensational side dish, Debbi. Thanks for bringing so many good-ies, as in good for you, to our BBQ! You've helped to make it a memorable celebration.

  3. Hi! Thanks for bringing this to th BBQ! Looks delicious. I love summer salads.