Summer potluck favorite: Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

This Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad is a family favorite recipe passed to us by my friend Sheri. Sheri's one of the ladies who, aside from my mom, was a great blessing and encouragement to me as a teenager and now as a wife.

Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

When Joshua and I were engaged -- long before I loved to cook or even knew much about cooking -- Sheri hand-copied all of her and her husband's favorite recipes and gave them to me in a recipe box. I have continued to fill that recipe box, and especially during my first years of marriage, having some tried-and-true recipes on hand in every category was a huge blessing!

Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

This Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad is one of the foods that Joshua and I served at our wedding. I can't take much credit for that, though, as my parents and some friends are the ones who made all the salad the night before the wedding!

Eliyahu helps mix the salad

I took Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad to a church potluck this summer, and it was met with rave reviews. Not a bite was left over, and the recipe was requested by several ladies! For a simple, no-cook summer veggie salad, this one's a hit! Eliyahu (4) helped me by stirring the salad as I added ingredients. :)

The baked beans... before they were baked!
Sheri's Baked Beans, before baking

Other favorite recipes from Sheri:

Baked Beans

Chicken Pasta Salad (REALLY good)

Italian Pasta Salad

Shepherd's Pie (Sheri's version)

Tomatoes and Black Beans over Pasta

Cream cheese brownies (Sheri created this recipe, and it is one of Joshua's top favorite desserts!)

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies

Whole wheat banana pancakes

...and those are not even all of the recipes on this site that are from Sheri! :)

I love how recipes connect people. So often, I get out a recipe that has become a favorite, and it reminds me of the person who originally gave it to me. Sometimes it's someone close to me, and other times it's someone I've lost touch with and can only pray for.

Comments

This looks so good and I am so happy as I have all the ingredients on hand from picking the garden last night. I love recipes that have ingredients that all produce about at the same time in the garden, eliminating the need to purchase half of them. I can't wait to try it today. Thanks.
Betsy M

Betsy, I agree, about recipes that call for things that are all in-season together! :) I love tomato-cucumber salad for that reason especially! :)

Let me know what you thought of the salad if you did get to make it! :D

That salad looks wonderful. I will be trying that out this week. Thanks for the recipe!

The salad looks so delicious....I want to just run to the store right now and buy some fresh veggies to make it. I hope you have been doing well, Tammy!

This looks so yummy! I featured it in my Friday Favorites! http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/08/friday-favorites-8610.html

Just made this to have with our dinner tonight. It was so nice, because I was able to use up vegetables that were just sitting in my fridge. I tasted it and it is so delicious...I can't wait for dinner! I also love that it's a make ahead side dish. This way I can make it while the baby naps! Thanks for a great recipe!

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