An interesting story never starts with “remember that time we ate too much salad…”
For a lot of people, dishing up salad on their plate is far from exciting. I know this post will not be your cup of tea. However, there are very few people out there, like myself, that appreciate salads from the good old ones to the inventive types. So this post is for the rare souls out there that do enjoy piling their plate with crunchy bits and bobs on the side.
This is an inventive salad my gran introduced to me when I was still in high school. She had tried a broccoli and cauliflower salad in the UK, and made an attempt to try recreate it while she was in South Africa for a holiday. Our family love all sorts of food and any type of salad is welcome, so we were all for being her guinea pigs.
It’s no surprise that this was an instant hit. I have seen many broccoli salad recipes using raisins, nuts and a vinaigrette, but I have not experimented any using these ingredients. So it’s really something new you may not have seen before… Depending on how open you are with eating raw broccoli and cauliflower depends on whether you will enjoy this meal. I mean not only am I stretching out there to salad lovers, but also the type of people that love veggies in all forms (raw or cooked).
This salad is really tasty, so I hope you enjoy.
1 Cup Smooth Cottage cheese
½ Cup Mayonnaise
½ Cup Grated Cheddar cheese
1 Broccoli head
1 Cauliflower head
2 Rashes Bacon / Bacos (soya product)
Salt & pepper
- Chop up the 2 bacon rashes into small pieces.
- Heat oil in a small pan on the stove and fry the bacon pieces. Once crispy, take off the heat and drain the oil off the bacon on a paper towel.
- While the bacon cools down, in a bowl plop in the cream cheese, mayo, grated cheese and salt and pepper. Mix well, so all is combined evenly.
- Cut off the broccoli and cauliflower from the stem and into small pieces. Wash and pat dry on a paper towel to take the excess water off.
- Combine the broccoli, cauliflower and cream cheese mixture all together.
- Place in a bowl or serving dish. Garnish with extra grated cheese and bacon bits.
Note: If you do not use bacon, you can opt to use macon (for halaal people) or Bacos (a soy product you can buy at the shops).