Lettuceless Salad

1 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
1 bunch broccoli, cut into pieces
3 carrots, sliced
4 ribs celery, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
1 unpeeled red apple, diced
1/3 c. raisins
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, diced
1 lb. Cheddar cheese, cubed
1 c. roasted sunflower seeds

DRESSING:
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 egg
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. dill seed
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. buttermilk
2 c. mayonnaise

In bowl toss together cauliflower, broccoli, celery, carrots, cucumber, apples, onion, green pepper, raisins, cheese and most of the sunflower seeds. Pour dressing over; mix well. Top with reserved sunflower seeds. To make dressing combine vinegar, egg, mustard, garlic, dill seed, salts, spices and white pepper in blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Pour in oil and buttermilk; blend well. Add mayonnaise; mix with wire whisk. Serves eight-10.

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