This week I tried to incorporate one of the babe’s favorite veggies into my summer of salads and decided upon a Broccoli salad. As always I found a salad that looked interesting on Pinterest and then modified it using what I had on hand. (This is what I call the fly by the seat of your pants method to cooking). You can find the original recipe I modified here courtesy of Julia’s Album
In my version I used
Broccoli (I used about half a head)
Cauliflower (I tried to match the amount of the Broccoli)
Red Bell Pepper, (About a 1/3 of a bell pepper chopped fine)
Olives (about 8-10 sliced up)
Mild Cheddar Cheese (About 4 slices off a block chopped into tiny squares)
and Raisins. (I raided the babes stash and used 2 little boxes)
I then mixed up the dressing using
1/4 and 1/8 cup of Mayo
1 TSP of vinegar
not quite an 1/8 cup of sugar
I’d like to find a different dressing for my next try that doesn’t include sugar. . .
The babe helped “Mix, Mix, Mix Mix” (which is his favorite thing to do when we cook) and then munched on it while we waited for the rest of dinner to cook. The hubby must have also liked the salad as when I went back for seconds there was none left. . . When we talked about salads during dinner the hubby did request another round of the fruit/spinach salad I made last week, so hopefully Summer Salad’s will become a year round tradition, but. . . for now I’ll take it one week at a time. . .