It's almost that time of year for an abundance of fresh, local veggies! Move over zucchini, it's time for broccoli and cauliflower to shine! These hot summer months ahead of us will get you craving cool, salads and crisp veggie wraps. To get you started, try out this fun and flexible Chop Chop Salad loaded with broccoli and cauliflower. 

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Chop Chop Salad

Prep: 15 mins          Cook: /          Total: 15 mins

Ingredients

1/2 pound bacon, cooked and diced

3 cups raw broccoli, diced 

3 cups raw cauliflower, diced (we used purple and orange!)

1 cup kohlrabi, diced

1 cup cucumber, diced

1 small white or red onion, finely chopped

1 cup raisins 

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

Dressing

1 cup light mayonnaise

1/2 cup white sugar

2 Tbsp. white vinegar 

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, bacon, raisins and sunflower seeds and mix. 

In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar and whisk until smooth.

Add dressing onto salad, mix and serve! 

This recipe was a super quick and simple way to get tons of nutrients and is the perfect way to try new veggies. For our own salad we used the following ingredients from local farmers:

Bacon - Our Yesterday Farm

Kohlrabi - Alley Greenhouse

Broccoli & Cauliflower - Bernie's Produce

Come find us later today at the Lee County Fair for free samples, handouts and information on local current events. And keep updated with this blog and our Facebook page to learn more about how you can buy, live and eat local!