Monday, August 13, 2018

My New Working Lunch

If you go to pot lucks a lot, you have probably encountered this recipe before. It's so simple, it makes a ton, and it's at least partly healthy. A new friend makes it often and started bringing it to me for lunch because she always had so much left over. Now I make it on Sundays for the week ahead. It takes only minutes to scoop it into a bowl and get back to work!

In addition, I had noticed that when I eat a sandwich for lunch, I suffer from the desire for a post-lunch nap. All these veggies keep me up and going!

I have made it several ways now. The original recipe is simply broccoli, cauliflower, onion, and mayonnaise. Simple enough. I happened to have leftover bacon one day and added that. Oh my goodness! Now it's my favorite. I have to admit that if I don't have bacon on hand, I like to add a can of kidney beans. The color is nice and it adds a different texture, too.

I'm not a broccoli hater, so I peel the stem and chop it into the salad as well. I'm going to give the recipe for half of the salad. Unless you're having a big party, you really don't need the whole thing.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

1 head of broccoli
1/2 head of cauliflower
1/2 onion (red is prettiest, but any onion will do)
6 strips of bacon
mayonnaise to taste

Wash the broccoli and cauliflower. Cook the bacon. Cut or snap the broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl. Chop the onion and add to the bowl. Slice the bacon into bite-sized pieces and place in the bowl. Using a soup spoon, add one or two spoonfuls of mayonnaise and toss well. Add more according to your taste.

Throw everything into a large bowl.
Lunch is ready!


  1. And for those who can't face the idea of raw cauliflower and broccoli, you can always blanch or cook them first.
    Looks yummy.

  2. My mom used to make a version of this when I was a kid. We loved it.