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 Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 3 pts
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)

Ingredients:
  • 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

Directions:

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



Cut
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.

13 comments :

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

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  2. Thanks Justine, I love capers!

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  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!

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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