Summer picnic time is here! What’s your signature dish? You know, the one that you bring to picnics & BBQ’s that everyone raves about? Mine is the Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits with this Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad as a close second. I love those biscuits, but sometimes I like to bring veggies just to be sure that there will be something healthy as an option!

Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad |

This salad tastes best when it has had a chance to sit overnight in the refrigerator. That being said, you can serve it up immediately & it will still be good, but it will be even better if you make it the night before. When I make it at home, I make a big batch of it and simply scoop out servings all week. Its a really nice way to have a variety of vegetables all in one premade dish. I rely on it especially when it is so hot outside that I just can’t stand to turn on the oven. There is a fair amount of chopping required to make this but getting to enjoy it all week makes it worthwhile!

Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad |

I love the red, green, and white colors. Although this is a dish I typically serve during the summer, I am thinking that it needs to make an appearance at Christmas time with those great colors! The nice thing about these veggies is that you can get all of them pretty much year round. While I am such a sucker for fresh summer produce, during the winter we pretty much live on broccoli and cauliflower since its the only thing in stores that looks good. I like the addition of bell peppers and onions for an extra nutrient punch!

Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad | Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad |

How stunning are these serving utensils? My aunt & uncle in law got them for us from Sonoma! I think they make the dish feel more exotic when served with them.

Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad | Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad |

Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad


  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 Tbs vinegar
  • tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower chopped
  • 1 bunch broccoli chopped
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped/optional)
  • 1 red sweet bell pepper chopped


  1. Mix mayo, sugar, vinegar, salt & pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add vegetables & toss to mix.
  3. Chill 4-6 hours or overnight and toss again.)

What’s your signature picnic dish?

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