I found this recipe for a vegetable-based side dish among my grandmother’s recipe cards. She now lives in a nursing home and is unable to cook anymore, but she used to bring all kinds of dishes to church suppers and enjoyed cooking for our family when we visited.
Grandma liked recipes that were easy and simple to put together, and that’s certainly true of this Vegetable Salad recipe. You throw your veggies into a serving bowl and toss them with a bottle of ready-made Caesar salad dressing, then let it all chill to let the flavors meld. I like the flavor that the green onions give to this dish, and the water chestnuts give it a nice crunch.
It’s a great side dish to serve during a cookout or picnic, or you can bring it to a potluck dinner. You can simply serve it to your family at home, too.
Grandma’s Vegetable Salad
1 small package frozen peas (cook until just unfrozen)
1 package fresh broccoli (Grandma’s recipe calls for a package of frozen broccoli, but I prefer fresh)
1 head raw cauliflower
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 can water chestnuts
1 8-ounce bottle Caesar salad dressing
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well mixed. Cover and store in refrigerator for about 24 hours before serving to allow flavors to meld.