Broccoli Cauliflower Salad


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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is a colorful, flavor packed salad recipe that is perfect for the summertime. It’s easy, incredibly healthy, and tastes delicious!

Serve it with burgers, baked chicken breasts or pork chops. Broccoli cauliflower salad has a nutty, refreshing flavor that everyone will absolutely love!

A close up of broccoli cauliflower salad full of bacon with serving spoons.

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Ingredients

It’s easy to find ingredients for this broccoli cauliflower salad recipe year round. I love a delicious honey mustard dressing for this recipe. Here’s your shopping list:

  • VEGETABLES:
    • Broccoli & Cauliflower: I leave these raw to give a good crisp crunch. You can roast them if you’d prefer.
    • Remember that raw cauliflower is extra crunchy so try to cut the pieces fairly small so it’s easy to eat. (Is there anything worse than trying to stuff your mouth full of a mammoth chunk of raw vegetable while holding a conversation?!)
  • DRESSING
    • Olive oil & Mayonnaise create a creamy base
    • Honey adds sweetness and rounds out the dressing.
    • Dijon mustard adds tang, I prefer a grainy dijon (which almost any grocery store will have). If you’re using a honey dijon, you might like to cut back on the honey in the dressing.
  • FLAVORS
    • Slivered almonds are best if toasted. Place them in a dry pan over stirring over medium-low heat for about 5-7 minutes or until fragrant.
    • Bacon, do I really need to say more? Adds salty, smokey, delicious flavor! Save a little bit for garnish as well!

You can certainly leave out the bacon if you wish, or substitute chopped walnuts or pecans for the slivered almonds, any of which are an amazing addition to your broccoli and cauliflower salad.

Broccoli cauliflower salad ingredients in a clear mixing bowl with dressing and bacon next to it.

How to Make Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

For the most part just chopping and dicing are involved in making raw broccoli and cauliflower salad. Unlike a our other Cauliflower Salad Recipe, this dish doesn’t require cooking the cauliflower. Here’s the process:

  1. Fry the bacon to a crisp, drain, and crumble. (If you’d prefer, you can use bacon bits but cooking your own bacon is best)
  2. Break and chop the broccoli and cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Remove the toughest peels from the broccoli stem and use the soft interior too.
  3. In the bottom of the salad bowl, or in a separate bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients.
  4. Add the salad ingredients and toss to combine.

For best results, I recommend you toss with the dressing and let sit before serving. It will help the flavors blend and the ingredients to meld, especially if you make it in advance.

Dressing being poured over broccoli cauliflower salad in a clear mixing bowl.

How Long Does Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Last?

Broccoli and cauliflower bacon salad will hold up in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in a tightly covered dish or container. It’s a great side dish to make in advance. Even dressed when it’s dressed, broccoli and cauliflower salad doesn’t get soggy. In fact, you may find the flavors develop even more.

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Broccoli cauliflower salad is a colorful, flavor packed salad recipe that is perfect for the summertime. It’s easy, incredibly healthy, and tastes delicious!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli chopped
  • 4 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or one clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. Wash broccoli and cauliflower florets and cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss with dressing.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 233, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 394mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 285%, Vitamin C: 67.2%, Calcium: 53%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Broccoli cauliflower salad in a clear bowl with the dressing being poured over. The bottom photo shows a top view of the salad assembled in a clear bowl.

 

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