Dec 8, 2008

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Capers in Lemon Vinaigrette

A quick and easy salad, perfect for the warmer weather or if you're looking for a different way to make broccoli.

This lemon vinaigrette makes any vegetable taste delicous. I love it over carrots, or even over arugula or a grilled chicken salad. You can add more lemon juice if you like a tangier taste.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Capers in Lemon Vinaigrette
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 Serving Size: 1/6th Points +: 3 pts  Smart Points: 2
Calories: 97.1 • Fat: 7.1 g • Protein: 3.2 g • Carb: 7.6 g • Fiber: 3.5 g • Sugar: 0.0 g
Sodium: 121.5 mg (without salt)

  • 1 (13 oz) head broccoli
  • 1 (13 oz) head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp capers
For the Vinaigrette:
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (2 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Salt and pepper


In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper.

the broccoli and cauliflower into bite size florets. Using a steamer, steam the vegetables for about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables, rinse under cold water to stop them from cooking, drain and place in a large bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette and serve.


  1. i like the idea of adding capers, they give a nice flavor.

  2. Thanks Justine, I love capers!

  3. I just made this and it is SO GOOD! I had it as a light dinner, and I will be having it again I assure you.
    Thank you Gina!

  4. It's a great summer salad! I love it!

  5. I love this site, but it is hard to divide portions when it just say "servings" which you could say in cups or oz.
    thank you I do love these recipts

  6. Sorry, I do this now but my older recipes I would have to remake in order to give an accurate serving size. Why don't you weight the whole salad, then divide it by 6. That's your portion.

  7. Do you eat this hot or cold? Thanks. I'm making it tonight but was wondering about left-overs....

  8. You can eat it either way. Be careful not to overcook the veggies!

  9. I had this for dinner last night. It was delicious! I love the capers in it. I had the red, white and blueberry trifle for dinner. So yummy! I love your site. Thanks for everything that you do.

  10. I just made this for lunch and it was delish!

  11. I just made this tonight and it was so good. I just stumbled across your blog looking for a broccoli salad recipe and here I am. Your site is fabulous! I've already made the pumpkin butter - made it last night and the oatmeal in a jar. (Yeah, I'm kind of a freak, I had all that stuff in the house already) But I really enjoy creating and making new dishes and your blog is beautiful. Thank you! I'll definitely be making more of your recipes.

  12. Another winner. I love capers. The capers and lemon flavors liven up broccoli and cauliflower in a refreshing way that I have not tasted before.

  13. I really enjoyed this! Easy, light and refreshing! Thanks!

  14. Could you make this ahead (e.g. day before serving) or will it get too mushy? Looks great and I would like to take it camping but would need to make a day ahead. Thanks!

  15. The recipe doesn't state when to add the capers. I added them to the vinaigrette.


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