Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad with Bocconcini Cheese


This week I was invited to a potluck and had planned to make a salad dish when I got home from work.  Problem was I came home from work really late and had 3.5 minutes to prepare a salad!!  Yikes!!  Thankfully I whipped up a super quick and delicious salad using 4 simple ingredients – broccoli, cauliflower, bocconcini cheese and Italian dressing.  The bocconcini cheese is delicious!  Classically served sliced with basil and tomato as a popular appetizer, it can be served raw or melted in the oven.  I had the mini balls of this cheese which worked perfectly in this dish.  Great way to get in those vegetables!  I had some purchased pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower that I used to save time.  They are much more expensive than buying the whole head and cutting it up myself but sometimes convenience wins over cost-effectiveness.  Who says healthy food has to take a long time to cook?  Beautiful and delicious salad in 3.5 minutes…or less!


Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad with Bocconcini Cheese


Cauliflower florets

Broccoli florets

Bocconcini cheese

Italian dressing to taste



1. Chop up broccoli and cauliflower (if not already precut).

2. Add cheese balls and drizzle with Italian dressing.

3. Serve!  Note this is really tasty if let to marinade in the dressing for a few hours or even over night.

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