Reboot Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

A scene from my weekend:


It’s official. I love country music and I don’t care who knows it.

Also, Dierks Bentley is hunky.  The baseball hat+white t-shirt+jeans gets me every time.  See him on the jumbotron there?  He was the closing act at the Taste of Chicago on Sunday and I am too cheap to pony up for actual seats so Chrissy and I sat on the lawn in the free section.

He’s still hunky on the jumbotron, I promise.

Anyway, all that is to say that I made another salad!

How’s that for a segue?


No, but really, I’ve been needing to restart the ol’ system quite frequently this summer since I’ve been out sunning, festing, bbqing and adult-beveraging like it’s going out of style.

And yes, I realize that I literally just posted a salad recipe yesterday, so just bear with me.  The salads are nothing alike, and if your summer has been anything like mine you could probably use a few salads in rapid fire succession.

Reboot Salad
serves 2

1 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
1 cup cauliflower, cut into small florets
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 T coconut oil, measured solid
salt+pepper
1/2 t red chili flakes, or to taste
1  T light sour cream (optional)
1/2 oz chopped walnuts

1. Place broccoli and cauliflower in a pot with an inch or two of water, cover and steam until crisp-tender (about 4-5 minutes).
2. While veggies are steaming, place onion slices in a bowl filled with ice water. This will take some of the raw onion bite out of them (ie, you won’t burp them up- you’re welcome).
3. Once veggies are steamed, add them to the bowl with onions to stop the cooking process and drain.
4. In a skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat.  Add all veggies and spices and heat through.
5. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and walnuts. Serve warm or chill in refrigerator and serve cold.


So many vegetables!  (Molly, those onions are for you.)


This jar of Trader Joe’s coconut oil was only $5.99.  TJ’s strikes again.


You will feel fully recovered from your weekend after you eat this, I promise.

And then you’ll be all set for some more beers in the sun since that’s what summer’s all about anyway, right?

Rinse and repeat.

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13 thoughts on “Reboot Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

  1. Rinse and repeat – that has definitely been my motto this summer. That and the fact that I feel as though I need to do laundry more often because it’s hot enough to sweat through my entire wardrobe. Maybe that was too much information…

    But the salad looks yummy! 🙂

    • I have definitely been doing laundry more often, too! Also because there are only certain items of my wardrobe that I’ll even consider wearing in this heat- there have been a lot of repeated outfits. 🙂

  2. Your onion is glaring at me. It’s making me nervous.

    Salads on the weekdays make me feel a little bit better about the cocktail and fried food overload on the weekend.

    Also, that photo from the Taste makes me want to daydream about riding around in a pick-up truck with Dierks all day while he serenades me…

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