Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Side Dish

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 1.23.49 PM My mother has been making my Grandmother Susan's recipe for as long as I can remember.  I was determined this year to make this same recipe but as organic as possible, and as healthy as possible.  Let me tell you, I was so pleased with how this came out.  I was definitely nervous because the recipe called for mayonnaise and ranch dressing. I tried the avocado mayonnaise, and while I really liked how it tasted right away, I was nervous that it would turn the salad brown overnight, but it didn't!!  And it was SO delicious!!  Here is the recipe.  Please leave me a comment if you try this recipe!  I would love to hear your thoughts!  I brought this to Thanksgiving as a side, but it would really work all year around as a side.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Side Dish


1 head Broccoli

1 head cauliflower

1 small onion finely chopped

6 slices bacon-I used Applegate's Turkey bacon

2 avocados

1/4 cup of lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

3 TB of EVOO


Combine the chopped broccoli, chopped cauliflower, small onion, and cooked/crumbled bacon in a bowl.  Mix together.  I used a Ninja for the avocado mayonnaise.  I placed all of the items in there and blended it until it looked creamy.  Mixed it with the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate over night or for at least 4 hours.

I seriously couldn't get enough of this salad, and hope you all feel the same.  Tag me on Facebook or Instagram if you make this dish.  I would love to hear your thoughts!