cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

Cool & Tangy Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Delicious Cool & Tangy Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any special get together or tonight’s family dinner.  Fresh broccoli and creamy cauliflower florets are paired with a delightful dressing that’s sure to get requests for more!

This salad is one of three that I’ve created recently.  I have to say, that Cool & Tangy Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad was the first one that disappeared!  The cream cheese used in the dressing gives this salad it’s creamy, silky texture.  This, in my opinion, adds a greater depth of flavor and greatly enhances the taste of this yummy salad.

Besides the delicious flavor of Cool & Tangy Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, another bonus is how simple and easy it is to put together!  Fresh veggies paired with a fresh, quick and home made dressing…. you just can’t beat it!! 🙂

Start with fresh broccoli and cauliflower.  Make sure there are no dark spots marring the surface of the cauliflower.  Rinse well and allow to drain, both the broccoli and cauliflower, then cut into florets.

cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

Keep the florets small and bite sized to allow even coating of the yummy, creamy dressing.

cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

Add the broccoli, cauliflower and diced onion to a large mixing bowl, then set aside.

cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

In a different mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese.  Whip it with either a stand or hand mixer until it’s light and fluffy.  The cream cheese base adds a delicious depth of flavor that elevates the taste of this yummy salad to the next level!

cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

When the cream cheese is light and fluffy, add the remaining dressing ingredients and mix well.  The delicious dressing brings the ingredients of Cool & Tangy Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad together!  An absolute flavor treat for the taste buds!

cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

Pour the creamy dressing over the veggies, then fold together.  After the dressing and veggies are combined well, add the raisins and the cubed cheddar cheese.  Fold these in gently to combine and coat with the delicious dressing.  Soooo yummy!!!!

cool tangy ranch broccoli cauliflower salad

Give it a try!  And when you do, please drop me a line or two to let me know how it turns out for you!  I welcome your feed back and would love to hear from you!  God Bless! 🙂

Cool & Tangy Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Quick, creamy, bright & fresh!

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

3 small heads broccoli, torn into flowerets
1 small head cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 small onion, diced
½ c. raisins
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. sour cream
2 T. ranch dressing mix
2 T. confectioner’s sugar
1 t. garlic, minced
½ t. dill weed
2 T. buttermilk

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower and onion; set aside. In a small mixing bowl or in the work bowl of a food processor, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, confectioner’s sugar, minced garlic, dill weed and buttermilk.
  2. Pour dressing over vegetables and stir gently to combine.
  3. Fold in the raisins and cubed cheddar cheese until all ingredients are coated and combined well.
  4. Chill before serving.
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