Our family has a favorite vegetable salad.
Maybe your family has one too. Ours is a raw cauliflower salad which is a perfect summer salad that our family has made for over thirty years. It has probably been around for ages, in different forms, but this version is the one we like. It is a perfect summer salad. Like for Labor Day picnics, eh?
Every time we have a special dinner salad, such as at Fourth of July Picnic or Christmas or family reunions, my Dad would always say “You’re going to make Raw Cauliflower Salad, aren’t you?” It was his favorite, and a really easy raw salad to make, so we were always glad to oblige.
And since it is a “raw” salad, it’s crunchy and satisfying, and this one fits the low carb profile too! And if you use dairy as part of a raw foods diet, it fits that profile too. ( See more Easy Recipes here.)
Great low carbohydrate salad, it’s wonderful with a steak!
I like making this salad during the season of the Vidalia Onion. I like a sweet and mild onion, so it is perfect during the time here in Ohio when we can get the Vidalia onion. In your part of the country, you may be able to get it all during the year.
Try this salad and you will have a new side dish for your cookouts and family dinners.
If you are one of those gardeners who grows the cauliflower and onions and peppers in your garden, you are golden! And I am so jealous of your gardening skills.
I am just not good at vegetables and I grow the puniest and “Charlie Brown-iest” tomatoes and green peppers. I once had some luck with jalapenos. Yeah for me!
Quick raw and crunchy summer salad for cookouts and family dinners
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 green pepper
- 1 medium or large onion
- 1 8oz cream cheese
- 1 cup or more of mayonnaise
- Soften cream cheese and mix into mayonnaise. Set aside.
- Chop cauliflower, green pepper and onion.
- Mix all of these together with the cream cheese mixture.
- Add a little more mayo if necessary so veggies are coated.
- Chill until ready to serve. It is best made on the day of eating it.
- It is also good if eaten immediately without chilling.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Carbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1g
For any holiday , you can dress it up with colors in the peppers, use red and green peppers both, then it looks Christmasy! Or just use the yellow pepper at Thanksgiving. How about using purple onions?
“Way to co-ordinate, Martha Stewart wanna-be!”
Let me know what you think about this salad. How would you change it? I may want to try your version.
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