Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Product Spotlight, Recipes | 6 comments

Healthy Broccoflower Salad with Raisins

All week long I’ve been thinking about this week’s Meatless Meal challenge ingredient: raisins.  I contemplated baking something, but I knew I wanted something healthier.  I came up with this healthy broccoflower salad inspired by the more common broccoli salad. Originally I was planning on using cauliflower, but while picking up ingredients at the market, I noticed we had broccoflower.

healthy broccoflower salad

Broccoflower is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.  It has the same texture as regular cauliflower, but it is slightly sweeter. When picking a broccoflower, make sure to pick one that has firm, tight florets and no brown spots.  You can store unwashed broccoflower in the refrigerator for about five days.  Broccoflower is a great source of vitamin C and folate.  And did you know, it has more protein than white cauliflower or broccoli?


healthy broccoflower salad

Roasting the broccoflower allows for the caramelization of the natural sugars in the vegetable.  So make sure to cut the broccoflower in flat pieces to get the most caramelization possible.  The result is a light, refreshing, colorful salad. 

Healthy Broccoflower Salad with Raisins


  • 1 head broccoflower, cut in small flat pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom honey
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  1. Preheat oven at 425F.
  2. Remove the leaves and stem off broccoflower. Cut in half, then in quarters. Cut quarters into flat bite size pieces. Rinse broccoflower in a colander.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay broccoflower flat on the baking sheet. Drizzle broccoflower with olive oil and season with salt. Roast for 20 minutes, turning broccoflower half way through.
  4. While broccoflower is roasting, make a the dressing my mixing the yogurt, honey, zest and lime juice.
  5. When the broccoflower is roasted, let it sit for a few minutes to cool off.
  6. Once it is cooled, then drizzle the dressing and top with raisins. Enjoy!
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6 Responses to “Healthy Broccoflower Salad with Raisins”

  1. Run DMT says:

    That looks so delicious and healthy! What a great side dish to a cook-out.

  2. Brooke B. says:

    I’ve never had broccoflower before. This salad sounds so refreshing!

  3. Sylvia says:

    I’ve never ever heard of broccoflower! But my favorite vegetable is broccoli, so I would have to try it… Have no idea where I would get it though!

  4. Theresa says:

    That looks super yummy! We can’t get our daughter to eat any other vegetables, besides broccoli, so I’ve been on the hunt for creative ways to make broccoli. This post was a God send. Thank you for sharing!

  5. danielle says:

    I have never actually had broccoflower before – I need to try it and this recipe! Thanks for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy – see you there again tomorrow!

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