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Broccoli and cauliflower salad (recipe) tossed with creamy dressing in white bowl.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Broccoli and cauliflower salad with a sweet and tangy, creamy mayo dressing and topped with bacon bits, roasted almonds, dried cherries, cheddar cheese and crunchy croutons.
Course Dinner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli salad, cauliflower salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 387kcal
Author Victor


  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1/4 red onion (sliced thin)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup almonds (roasted and sliced or chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup croutons
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley

For the dressing

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar


  • Heat a large skillet and fry bacon slices until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and let cool down. Blot off excess grease then crumble into pieces.
  • Fill a large bowl with cold water and soak broccoli and cauliflower heads for a few minutes. Transfer to a colander and rinse again under a stream of cold water.
  • Separate the broccoli and cauliflower into bite size florets. Cut the tender part of the stalks into thin slices. 
  • Combine the dressing ingredients and mix with the broccoli, cauliflower, onion, parsley, cheddar and dried cherries.
  • Toss with the bacon, roasted almonds and croutons just before serving.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 68.6mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1.2mg