Many times last year, after my husband played hockey, the teams and their families would tailgate in the parking lot of the ice skating rink. We would grill chicken, hamburger, and hot dogs. Many times the wives would bring different salads, so that we could try new recipes.
One of our favorite salads that we made was a broccoli + cauliflower salad. I must admit, broccoli and cauliflower are not one of my most favorite vegetables to eat, but my husband and daughters just love it. I learned during the course of the hockey pitch-ins that a lot of the families enjoyed it as well. So I made it a staple of the hockey grill outs.
One thing that you might want to note is that this is not a "sweet" salad. My husband tends to like dishes (or salad dressings) that might be a little sour to ones taste.
1 large head broccoli - cut up in nice size pieces
1 large head of cauliflower - cut up in nice size pieces
1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced and chopped
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 T cider vinegar
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (we place this on top of the salad right before we are getting ready to serve the salad)
Clean, trim and chop broccoli and cauliflower into a large bowl. Add the red onion and sunflower seeds.
Mix together mayonnaise, and cider vinegar; stirring until smooth. Pour dressing over salad. Cover and refrigerate.
Top with bacon bits before serving.