They say the holidays are never a good time to start a new diet. There is just too much food around and I know that I cannot resist. That’s what New Year’s is for! Christmas Salad is one of those delicious recipes that graces our family’s table. It’s called Christmas Salad because the ingredients have all the colours of Christmas!
This fresh, bright salad is made with broccoli, cauliflower, red onion and cherry tomatoes mixed with a creamy dressing. It’s the kind of salad you want to heap on your plate. It’s so good! I love each crisp, crunchy and creamy bite.
Christmas is my favourite time of year. Giving and receiving gifts feels wonderful and seeing the joy on everyone’s faces when they open their presents. Most of all, I love all that food! I enjoy spending time in the kitchen with my family preparing recipes. It’s a time of lots of laughs and togetherness. Family and making memories.
This Christmas Salad is easy to prepare and you can make it ahead of time and leave it in the fridge. I brought it to our last family gathering and everyone raved about how good it was. It gave my mom’s Pineapple Cheese Salad a run for her money.
How to Make Christmas Salad
Grab a big salad bowl and add in the broccoli, red onion, cauliflower and cherry tomatoes.
In another bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream and sugar. Pour over the veggies and toss until everything is coated with the dressing. Put in the fridge for a minimum of one hour to marinate. Serve chilled.
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If you would have served me this Christmas Salad 30 years ago, I would have balked and run for the hills. I hated all vegetables with a passion. I wouldn’t even try them.
Fast forward to today and I cannot get enough of them. I don’t know what happened. It was like a veggie hating switch flicked when I turned 20 years old. I feel bad for all the trouble I gave my mom at the dinner table as a child. Sorry Mom!
- 1 broccoli, chopped into florets
- 1 cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Add veggies into a salad bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream and sugar. Pour over veggies and toss together.
- Chill in the fridge one hour before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 7.2g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 17.9g Cholesterol: 16.6mg Sodium: 249.3mg Carbohydrates: 15.4g Fiber: 4.2g Sugar: 7.2g Protein: 5.7g