Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cauliflower Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is always a favorite on my list...and today I'm sharing a recipe I got from my sis-in-law many years ago.  It's the perfect dish to take to your next potluck or family gathering.  It's easy enough to switch up as you prefer...adding more or less bacon, onions, sunflower seeds, etc.  If you like a creamier salad, double the dressing.  If you prefer a healthier dressing, replace part of the salad dressing with Greek yogurt.

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 small heads broccoli
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup golden raisins or 1 cup red grapes, halved (or some of each)
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  1. Cut bacon in small pieces and fry until crisp.  Drain and set aside tocool.
  2. Cut cauliflower and broccoli flowerettes into small bite-sized pieces (discard stems). 
  3. Combine cauliflower, broccoli, bacon pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds and raisins in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk dressing ingredients until smooth. 
  5. Pour over prepared salad ingredients and toss to coat.
  6. Can be prepared ahead and stored in a covered container for several hours. 


  1. One of my favourite salads in the summer

  2. Perfect for the Easter gathering - I love any and all broccoli salads and this looks delicious!

  3. Looks delicious! Instruction #1 is referring to the bacon, right?

    1. Yes. Thank-you. I'll edit the instructions. :)

  4. this salad is always a hit when I have company. I use red grapes instead of raisins, green onions if I don't have red onions and always use toasted slivered almonds. Yummy. A great make ahead salad.

  5. Oh that looks soooo good. I want some right now.

  6. I use mandarin orange segments instead of grapes or raisins.

    1. Thank-you. That sounds like a good option too!