Veggie Salad

Veggie Salad full of broccoli, cauliflower, diced red onion and carrots with sweet bursts of craisins and  golden raisins. This sweet veggie salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks.

Veggie Salad full of broccoli, cauliflower, diced red onion and carrots with sweet bursts of craisins and golden raisins. This sweet veggie salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks.

 

Here in Calvert County, MD we have a wonderful supermarket called Nick’s of Calvert. Their Deli makes an amazing addictive salad called Veggie Salad. Whenever we swing in the veggie salad is always sold out. After promising to deliver this tasty salad on Memorial Day for a potluck and coming up short because the salad was sold out, I decided I had to re-create it. One lucky day we went to Nick’s and all they had left was a tiny one serving container. I dissected the salad and I came up with this fresh raw vegetable salad recipe!

I eat this veggie salad by the bowl. It is suppose to be a side item on the menu but I rather just have it for the main course. The golden raisins and craisins give the veggie salad a burst of sweetness that is perfectly balanced with the vegetables. There are little sunflower seeds that gives the Veggie Salad some nutty salty crunch. This Veggie Salad is best served chilled so keep it refrigerated before serving. It is so simple to throw together and it is no cook. I will whip up a small batch for lunch and be completely satisfied.

The other day I picked up a veggie tray for our afternoon at the pool. The tray contained broccoli, cauliflower and baby carrots among other vegetables. I already planned to make a small portion of this salad with the leftover veggies. I used my Titan Julienne Tool to create the matchstick carrots. By the way, if you don’t have this tool you should totally get one! Love mine!

Want more salad recipe inspiration? Here are a few links all leading to fantastic salad recipes.

  1. Follow and browse my “Salads” Pinterest Board.
  2. Ramen Broccoli Salad (this is the most popular salad recipe on Daily Appetite)
  3. Kale and Farro Salad with Roasted Veggies 

Veggie Salad

Veggie Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 head of broccoli (chopped)
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1/4 large red onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup matchstick carrots
  • For the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until fully mixed and dressing is evenly distributed.
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