Makes a perfect summer meal or side-dish
2 cups broccoli florets (cut in bite-size pieces)
2 cups cauliflower (cut in bite-size pieces)
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ranch dressing
2 tbsp fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped or torn
1 cup chopped lettuce, iceberg
1 can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
salt & pepper, to taste
Optional: 1/2 cup croutons
In a large bowl combine the broccoli, cauliflower & red onion.
Place croutons in a plastic bag, seal and crush croutons into crumbs with a rolling pin & set aside.
Use a blender to combine the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, Parmesan cheese & fresh basil to make the dressing.
Drizzle the dressing over the veggies & toss to coat.
Chill until ready to serve.
Just before serving, add the lettuce and water chestnuts and toss to coat.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Top with crouton crumbs.