Totally Amazing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe – Quick & Easy!

This easy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is the perfect side dish for all your family gatherings. This easiest salad recipe ever uses simple ingredients and is a great way to get your kids to eat raw veggies.

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I love old-fashioned grocery store deli-style salads and am always trying to recreate them at home. This take on a classic broccoli salad is the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is the perfect addition to all of your family functions – from a casual picnic or potluck to a holiday dinner. This delicious salad is always one of the first to disappear and I’m sure it will become one of your new favorites!

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What You’ll Need to Make Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

For the Salad

  • 4 cups of fresh broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups of cauliflower florets, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1 small red onion, diced

For the Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of white vinegar

How to Make Cauliflower Broccoli Salad

broccoli cauliflower salad with cheese and bacon in a white serving bowl

Step One

In a small bowl, mix the mayo, sugar, and vinegar.

Combine the raw broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, cheese, and crumbled bacon in a separate large bowl.

Step Two

Pour the creamy dressing over the salad ingredients and toss until everything is well coated.

Let it sit for a couple of hours before serving so that the flavors have a chance to blend.

Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it.

Tips and Variations for this Easy Broccoli Salad

  • You can make this salad up to 24 hours in advance. It tastes better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld.
  • You can customize this salad to your heart’s content. You could add crunchy sunflower seeds and dried cranberries for a sweet broccoli cauliflower salad.
  • Swap out the white vinegar in the salad dressing for white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar for a tangy dressing on this already irresistible salad.
  • You can also swap out the mayo in the homemade dressing recipe for greek yogurt or light mayonnaise if you want to cut a few calories.
  • Feel free to substitute turkey bacon or real bacon bits for the cooked bacon in this easy recipe. (I almost always use real bacon bits – the kind that looks and feel like actual bacon, not the crunchy flavored bits – as a shortcut when making this recipe.
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Totally Amazing Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe - Quick & Easy!

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This easy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is the perfect side dish for all your family gatherings. This easiest salad recipe ever uses simple ingredients and is a great way to get your kids to eat raw veggies.
Prep Time:20 mins

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 4 cups of fresh broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups of cauliflower florets cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1 small red onion diced

For the Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of white vinegar

Instructions

Step One

  • In a small bowl, mix the mayo, sugar, and vinegar.
  • Combine the raw broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, cheese, and crumbled bacon in a separate large bowl.

Step Two

  • Pour the creamy dressing over the salad ingredients and toss until everything is well coated.
  • Let it sit for a couple of hours before serving so that the flavors have a chance to blend.
  • Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it.

Notes

  • You can make this salad up to 24 hours in advance. It tastes better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld.
  • You can customize this salad to your heart’s content. You could add crunchy sunflower seeds and dried cranberries for a sweet broccoli cauliflower salad.
  • Swap out the white vinegar in the salad dressing for white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar for a tangy dressing on this already irresistible salad.
  • You can also swap out the mayo in the homemade dressing recipe for greek yogurt or light mayonnaise if you want to cut a few calories.
  • Feel free to substitute turkey bacon or real bacon bits for the cooked bacon in this easy recipe. (I almost always use real bacon bits – the kind that looks and feel like actual bacon, not the crunchy flavored bits – as a shortcut when making this recipe.
Course: Salad
Servings: 8
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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