Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

06.29.2016

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad will quickly become a staple recipe! It’s always a crowd favorite, who knew people could love broccoli so much? It’s easy to make and perfectly refreshing on a warm summer day.


Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad in a bowl with salad servers at the side

A Must Try Broccoli Salad!

Broccoli never tasted so good! Raw broccoli can be totally boring but when you toss it into a salad with cheese and bacon incredible things just happen!

This one of the ultimate cookout or potluck side dish recipes. Any time of year people will be requesting this salad!

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With Creamy Salad Dressing

I’m a huge fan of coleslaw dressing type salads so I’ve always loved a good, classic Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad…but I’ve never liked the fact that most recipes out there call for 1 cup of full-fat mayonnaise!

I mean I didn’t create this version to be low calorie but I just never feel like 1 cup of mayonnaise is necessary on anything. I swapped out a lot of that mayo for fat-free Greek yogurt and went with light mayonnaise instead.

If you are looking to cut more calories you can cut back to 4 slices of bacon and reduce the amount of cheese a little and omit the sugar and you’ll still have a delicious salad!

Dressing in a bowl for making a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

How to Make this Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

  • In a mixing bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients (if you like to multi-task do it while the bacon is cooking).
  • Then sauté the bacon in a skillet until browned and crisp. Don’t forget to toss it occasionally.

Bacon pieces frying in a pan for making a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

  • Add the remaining salad ingredients (broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, cheddar) and cooled bacon to a salad bowl.

Ingredients for a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad in a white bowl

  • Pour that creamy delicious dressing over the top and toss to evenly coat. Easy as that!

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad ingredients in a white bowl with the dressing getting poured over the top

How do you get your kids to eat broccoli without a million and one complaints?? The question on every parents mind. Try serving this salad, you’d be surprised they’ll probably love it :).

Serve it along with pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwiches for a meal the everyone will love!

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad in a white bowl

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

4.72 from 7 votes

Broccoli never tasted so good! Raw broccoli can be totally boring but when you toss it into a salad with cheese and bacon and cover it with a creamy dressing incredible things just happen!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt , or more to taste

Salad

  • 4 cups small diced broccoli florets
  • 4 cups small diced cauliflower florets
  • 8 oz bacon (about 8 slices), diced and sauteed until crisp and drained
  • 1 1/4 cups small cubed Colby Jack cheese (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion , rinsed under water and drained (if it's a mild one you can add a little more)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  2. Add all salad ingredients to a salad bowl (I like to set aside about 1/4 of the bacon and red onion to sprinkle over the top at the end for more color, that's totally optional).

  3. Pour dressing over top then toss to evenly coat. Serve within and hour of adding dressing for best results.

  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 603mg 25%
Potassium 494mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 93%
Calcium 22.7%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

42 comments

  • William: Very tasty recipe. I’ve made this a few times now and it’s always good. Only “criticism” is that the nutrition facts don’t detail how many grams or ounces equal a serving, but all things considered that isn’t too big of a deal. Thanks for the recipe! November 21, 2018 at 6:06pm Reply

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