Cauliflower, Broccoli, Olive Salad With a Parmesan Dressing

READY IN: 40mins




  • Dressing -- In a small bowl, mix the milk, mayo, parmesan, lemon juice, worcestershire, parsley, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready for use.
  • Bacon -- In a small sauce pan over medium heat, saute the bacon until crispy and brown. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Keep for later.
  • Vegetables -- Bring a large pot of water to a medium rolling boil. Salt well. Add the broccoli and cook 3-4 minutes until slightly tender, not soft. We are just blanching them. Remove and immediately immerse to a bowl filled with ice water and ice cubes. You want to stop the cooking process and keep the bright green color. Remove after a minute or so and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Do the same for the cauliflower. Again, drain well.
  • Salad -- Now I prefer this salad room temperature or even warm, but you can easily serve this chilled. You can warm up the vegetables right in the microwave for just a minute or so, or you them as soon as they are blanched, or even just served them chilled. Either way, they are all equally as good.
  • Finish -- Just toss the broccoli, cauliflower, olives, fennel and onion in a medium size bowl, and mix to combine. Then add in a little dressing at a time until you reach the consistency you prefer. Some like it more creamy than others, so just add as much dressing as you like.
  • Serve -- Just garnish with the bacon and you can also add fresh grated parmesan if you want.
  • ENJOY!