Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Capers in Lemon Vinaigrette

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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 delicious. 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.

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 delicious.
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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Capers in Lemon Vinaigrette

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97 Cals 3.2 Protein 7.6 Carbs 7 Fats
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
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 delicious.

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th, Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.6g, Protein: 3.2g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 121.5mg, Fiber: 3.5g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 3
Keywords: Gluten Free, Keto Recipes, low carb, Paleo, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

 

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16 comments

  1. I made this for lunch today with a few changes . I am not a big fan of steamed veggies, so I oven roasted the broccoli and cauliflower instead (tossed with olive oil and kosher salt; baked 375 convect for about 30 minutes until browning and tender).  Then I tossed the veggies with the vinaigrette.  I skipped the capers and added lemon zest instead.  Absolutely delicious, and a great way to enjoy the veggies!  

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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

  14. 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!

  15. Thanks Justine, I love capers!

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