Maxine's Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

My Mom's childhood friend, Maxine, gave us this recipe. It's quite simple but tastes really good and fresh. When I make it now, I tend to blanche the veggies a little bit and then shock them in cold water, because I like them a little bit softer. But I'll post her original recipe. Again, another one of my Nana's favorites...NOTE: Passive cook time is marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare vegetables in a large bowl.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients together very well. Pour over veggies and toss.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in fridge over night.
  4. Toss thoroughly before serving.


Most Helpful

I love these salads and although the flavor was there it was too watery for me.. the dressing layed in the bottom of the bowl and although I kept stirring it around it wouldn't coat the broccoli/cauliflower.. if I used this recipe again I think I would cut back on the vinegar

CareyLee August 15, 2011

The dressing on this salad has a very nice flavor. It doesn't take long to put together and would be great for a cook out or to take to a pot luck dinner.

islandgirl77551 November 23, 2008

This was really wonderful, just what I was looking for. Simple, yet delicious. Thanks for posting!

SJones May 05, 2008

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