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

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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Broccoli 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 to Get Kids to Eat Broccoli

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

4.84 from 6 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.

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41 comments

  • Claire: My husband declared this his new favorite salad. It was delicious…perfect summer side dish! The combination of flavors was great. I think it would also be good with some chopped up hard-boiled egg added…I’m trying it that way next time. :) July 22, 2018 at 12:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback! July 28, 2018 at 12:36pm Reply

  • Julie: I just made this salad… DELICIOUS!!! I chopped and cooked 6 pieces of bacon which I divided amongst two salads instead of mixing it into the whole. AND to make a **keto-friendly dressing** I put in a food processor:
    1 cup diced cucumber
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup whole organic milk
    1 tsp dried dill
    one half squeezed lemon
    and salt and pepper to taste. Literally perfect ❤️ May 28, 2018 at 12:31pm Reply

  • Donna: It was delicious. I would make it again. Great summer salad. I think I would substitute the cheese though for something for with a bite like a good Feta or other firm goat cheese May 27, 2018 at 10:25pm Reply

  • Ashlee: Anyone make this without the sugar or honey? I’ve cut out all sugar for the time being and wondering if it’s just as good without those two? April 23, 2018 at 12:36pm Reply

  • April: Also added chopped grapes and sunflower seeds. So yummy!!! April 19, 2018 at 4:54pm Reply

  • Mary: So frustrated with Keto recipes without serving size, calories, fats, carbs, protein content!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is probably the 30th recipe I found w none of this info! February 17, 2018 at 9:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m no nutritionist, just a girl offering free recipes to the world. February 17, 2018 at 11:57am Reply

    • Elaine Porter: The recipe says 7 servings and there are many apps and websites that will calculate all that for you. My Fitness Pal is one! April 24, 2018 at 7:40am Reply

  • Monica Tebrugge: I’m subbing this week at my kid’s school and making this for easy lunches. I’m adding chicken to up the protein and make it more filling. I’m hoping to get at least 3 days out of it. How well does it hold up in the fridge? February 11, 2018 at 5:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d just add the dressing to separate portions when ready to eat then it should hold up great! February 19, 2018 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Kefilwe Baylor: you used raw broccoli and cauliflower? February 2, 2018 at 5:35am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, it may seem strange but it’s good here :). February 2, 2018 at 11:48am Reply

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