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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

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This Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe is perfect for potlucks, summer BBQs, Sunday dinners, and Holidays. It’s easy to make, with fresh flavors and a quick creamy homemade salad dressing. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Give this salad a try today. You won’t be disappointed.

Refreshing Salad

Anytime is the perfect time to enjoy cool and refreshing salads. There is no cooking required for this recipe. The crunchy combination of cauliflower, broccoli, red onion, and pecans are combined with dried berries, cheese, and a delightful creamy dressing.

The salad is easy to make, and it’s sure to be a crowd favorite with notes of sweet and savory all in one bite. Plus, it’s healthy and packed with nutritious ingredients. Just the perfect combination.

Take this to your next family gathering, it is one of our favorite recipes and it is low carb too.

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Do I Need to Cook Broccoli or Cauliflower for this Salad?

No. That is what makes this one of the easiest make ahead salad side dish recipes. The fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets are diced into bite-sized pieces and added raw. They have just the perfect amount of crunchy texture in this salad.

If you are like me, you get to the grocery store about once a week. Making sure that you store your perishable fruits and vegetables properly helps them stay fresh longer.

How to Store Cauliflower in the Fridge?

Store raw cauliflower wrapped loosely in a plastic bag. It is best to have a few holes in the bag to allow moisture to escape. Placing a paper towel near the stem will help absorb any moisture and keep it away from the head. Additionally, placing the stem side down will keep the moisture from settling on the florets. Dampness will cause the deterioration and cause the cauliflower to spoil faster. So, keep it cool and dry.

How Long Does Cauliflower Last in Fridge?

Cauliflower can last up to five days in the refrigerator if you keep it dry. It is best not to wash until you are ready to use it. I like to store mine in the vegetable crisper drawer. If you are like me and only go shopping once a week

How to Store Broccoli

Since broccoli is a robust vegetable that loves the cooler weather, it stores well in the refrigerator. Keep it dry and loosely covered in plastic wrap or a plastic bag that has is not sealed. Just like cauliflower, broccoli will spoil fast if exposed to moisture. Therefore, store in a crisper drawer with the stem side down to reduce the chance of moisture accumulating on the head. If stored correctly, broccoli should last 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

How to Make This Salad Recipe

How to Make Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

This salad is so simple. The hardest part is washing and dicing the ingredients. I like to mix this in a large bowl and transfer to a storage container or serving bowl. It is amazing how the delicious flavors all work together with these fresh veggies.

Here are the simple ingredients that you need for this delicious salad side dish.

Salad Ingredients

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Dried Berries
  • Pecans
  • Bacon
  • Red Onion

Salad Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
Adding the Homemade Salad Dressing
Adding the Homemade Salad Dressing

Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Cool and drain. Crumble into bite-size pieces.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, dried berries, pecans, bacon, and onion.

In a separate bowl make the mix the salad dressing ingredients, mayonnaise, sour cream, rice vinegar, granulated sugar, salt, and pepper.

Pour the homemade dressing mixture over the salad ingredients and gently stir to combine.

This salad may be served immediately.

Make Ahead Salad. It can also be made the day before. Make sure to give it a stir before serving to mix the salad dressing with the ingredients again.

Serving Bowl Piled High with Flavors of Creamy salad
Serving Bowl Piled High with Flavors

What to Serve with Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad?

It seems we make this salad the most in the summer months. Pair this with a few other easy summer recipes and you have a delicious meal to feed your family or a crowd.

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How to Store Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

This salad may be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you are making this several days in advance, store the salad and ingredients separately and combine approximately 1 hour before serving.

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

This Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe is perfect for potlucks, summer BBQs, Sunday dinners, and Holidays. It’s easy to make, with fresh flavors and a quick creamy homemade salad dressing. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Give this salad a try today. You won’t be disappointed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, healthy recipe, holiday recipe, summer recipe
Servings: 16 Servings, Makes 8 cups
Calories: 258kcal

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Broccoli about 12 ounces or 1 head of broccoli chopped
  • 3 Cups Cauliflower about 12 ounces or 1 head of cauliflower chopped
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 2/3 Cup Dried Berries I used a mix of cherries, blueberries, and craisins
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans Chopped
  • 1 Cup Bacon Cooked and crumbled about ½ pound
  • 1/3 Cup Red Onion Diced into small pieces

Salad Dressing

  • ¾ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Cool and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Crumble into bite-size pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, dried berries, pecans, bacon, and onion.
  • In a separate bowl make the mix the salad dressing ingredients, mayonnaise, sour cream, rice vinegar, granulated sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the salad dressing mixture over the salad ingredients and gently stir to combine.
  • This salad may be served immediately.

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Make Ahead Salad. It can also be made the day before. Make sure to give it a stir before serving to mix the salad dressing with the ingredients again.

How to Store Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

This salad may be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you are making this several days in advance, store the salad and ingredients separately and combine approximately 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

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