Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad


This festive holiday salad recipe features plenty of oven-roasted broccoli and cauliflower combined with massaged kale. Why massage the kale? It helps tenderize the leaves and infuses the sweet-tangy flavor of the dressing directly into the heart of this healthy winter salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
9 cups


  • 3 cups cauliflower florets

  • 3 cups broccoli florets

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 8 cups chopped lacinato kale (from 1 large bunch)

  • ½ cup dried cherries

  • 1 cup shaved manchego cheese (about 2 ounces)

  • cup chopped toasted pecans


  1. Place a rimmed baking sheet on the middle oven rack. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine cauliflower and broccoli in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; toss well to coat. Spread on the preheated baking sheet and roast, turning once halfway through, until tender and golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, mustard, honey and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add kale and use your hands to massage the dressing into the leaves until they are softened, about 3 minutes. Add the roasted vegetables along with cherries, cheese and pecans; gently toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
16g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 8g 17%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 15228IU 305%
Vitamin C 167mg 186%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 302mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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