Irene’s Winter Salad

Irene’s Winter Salad

Steamed broccoli and cauliflower florets tossed with a tangy lemon dressing is a great alternative to a green salad or steamed vegetable side dish.

From EatingWell: January/February 2011
Yield: 6 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  1. 4 cups bite-size broccoli florets
  2. 4 cups bite-size cauliflower florets
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/3 cup lemon juice
  5. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 cup quartered pitted Kalamata olives
  11. 1/4 cup chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes (see Tip)


  1. Place broccoli, cauliflower and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on High until just tender, about 4 minutes. (Alternatively, steam over 1 inch boiling water in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket until just tender, about 4 minutes.) Drain.
  2. Mix lemon juice, oil, garlic powder, oregano, sugar and salt in another large bowl. Add the vegetables and toss to combine. Let marinate in the refrigerator, stirring once or twice, for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in olives and tomatoes. Serve, drizzling with any dressing left in the bowl.

Tips & Notes


Nutrition Per Serving: 117 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 461 mg sodium; 466 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (143% daily value), Vitamin A (29% dv), Folate (20% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 fat