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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2011




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

116 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 2.9g; fat 8.1g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1449.8IU 29% DV; vitamin c 84.6mg 141% DV; folate 79mcg 20% DV; calcium 49mg 5% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 28.5mg 10% DV; potassium 463.3mg 13% DV; sodium 419.3mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great the day you make it... This salad was great the day it was made but did not fair so well as leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More