Irene's Winter Salad

Irene's Winter Salad

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2011

Steamed broccoli and cauliflower florets tossed with a tangy lemon dressing is a great alternative to a green salad or steamed vegetable side dish.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 4 cups bite-size broccoli florets
  • 4 cups bite-size cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup quartered pitted Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes (see Tip)


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  1. Place broccoli, cauliflower and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on High until just tender, about 4 minutes. (Alternatively, steam over 1 inch boiling water in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket until just tender, about 4 minutes.) Drain.
  2. Mix lemon juice, oil, garlic powder, oregano, sugar and salt in another large bowl. Add the vegetables and toss to combine. Let marinate in the refrigerator, stirring once or twice, for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in olives and tomatoes. Serve, drizzling with any dressing left in the bowl.
  • Tip: Look for soft (not packed in oil) sun-dried tomatoes in the produce section of most supermarkets. If you can only find dry (and hard) sun-dried tomatoes, soak them in boiling water for about 20 minutes before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 116 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 79 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,450 IU vitamin A; 85 mg vitamin C; 49 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 419 mg sodium; 463 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (142% daily value), Vitamin A (29% dv), Folate (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 3

December 26, 2017
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By: Maureen from Ontario
Definitely will make it again all year round! Easy to prepare and actually made it day ahead and just added olives and tomatoes just prior to serving. It was a real hit at Christmas for our family of 9 ages 2 to 91.
January 22, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Excellent Side Dish Everyone in the family really enjoyed this wonderful vegetable medley!. Very easy to make and a great alternative to our usual boring steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Adds a very beautiful and healthy looking presentation to the dinner table. Since I had more vegetables, I needed more marinate, so I added some of the juice from the olives and WOW...that really made the flavor pop. Pros: Great way to get children to eat their vegetables Cons: Kalamata olives can be a little expensive
January 17, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Great the day you make it... This salad was great the day it was made, but did not fair so well as leftovers.
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