Floret salad is a delicious cold salad dish with a lot of crunch and a variety of textures. Make sure not to overcook the vegetables, so that they won’t crumble. Feel free to add sliced hard boiled eggs if desired. You can also use different kinds of dried fruit and nuts too.
2/3 cup fresh cauliflower, cut into florets
2/3 cup fresh broccoli, cut into florets
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons raisins
2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
5 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
Salt and ground white pepper to taste
2 tablespoons whole cashews
Steam or blanche the cauliflower and the broccoli for five minutes or until they are cooked and crisp. Place them in a large mixing bowl. Add the onions, raisins and crumbled bacon.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Whisk well. Season it with salt and ground pepper to taste.
Spoon the mayonnaise mixture into the bowl of vegetables. Toss until the vegetables are coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least an hour or up to overnight. Sprinkle cashews over it before serving. Serve chilled.
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