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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds is filled with fresh broccoli florets, crunchy cauliflower, almonds and red onions, tender bacon pieces and slivered carrots – a flavourful, colourful, healthy, and ideal salad for a BBQ or a picnic.

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Why you’ll love this Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

You are going to fall in love with this irresistible salad that is so full of flavour and colour. It’s Crunchy, creamy and oh. SO. good! Cauliflower broccoli salad is delicious and healthy. It really is the perfect combination of savory and sweet plus crunchy and creamy. I love making this cauliflower broccoli salad for BBQs, potlucks, picnics and even holidays. The blend of all the ingredients come together so quickly and easily in one bowl. It is that simple!

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Ingredients for Cauliflower Broccoli Salad

What makes this broccoli cauliflower salad so easy is that the ingredients are easy to find in the grocery store – and most of them you’ll already have on hand.

  • Broccoli – cut your broccoli up into bite sized pieces, or buy a bag of pre-cut broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower – pull your cauliflower apart into bite sized pieces or chop it up. You’ll want the broccoli and the cauliflower to be similar sized.
  • Red onion – there’s no such thing around here as a small red onion, so you’ll only need 1/2 of one.
  • Toasted Sliced Almonds – I like to toss in a handful of Fresh Gourmet Sliced Toasted Almonds for that extra bit of crunch
  • Bacon – Sometimes I fry up three slices of bacon for this salad in my air fryer, and sometimes I cheat and use Oscar Mayor Real Bacon Bits
  • Lite Mayonnaise – I use Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise in the squeeze bottle because it makes it easier to get out of the bottle
  • White Vinegar – makes the dressing thinner
  • White Sugar – sweeten the dressing for this salad with a little bit of white sugar

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How to make the Broccoli Cauliflower Dressing

The dressing for this salad is super simple too: Light Mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. That’s it. Whisk it all together and pour it over the top, and you’re good to go!

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How to make this Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds

  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Mix the broccoli salad dressing ingredients together: mayonnaise, sugar and white vinegar.
  • Drizzle desired amount of dressing over the broccoli

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Adaptations for this Cauliflower Broccoli and Bacon Salad

This is a great recipe to customize and make your own! Try adding:

  • sunflower seeds
  • pine nuts
  • pecans
  • chopped cheddar cheese
  • raisins or craisins
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds

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white bowl of broccoli and caulflower florets with chopped red onion, bacon bits, and matchstick carrots

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Almonds is filled with fresh broccoli florets, crunchy cauliflower, almonds and red onions, tender bacon pieces and slivered carrots - a flavourful, colourful, healthy, and ideal salad for a BBQ or a picnic.

Ingredients

  • 1 broccoli head
  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup toasted almonds, sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks 2-3" long
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits

For the Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Cut broccoli and cauliflower florets into bite sized pieces.
  2. Combine broccoli and cauliflower florets with chopped onion, matchstick carrots, sliced almonds and bacon bits.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients and add to salad.
  4. Let salad stand in refrigerator to combine flavours for a couple of hours before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

This is a great recipe to customize and make your own! Try adding:

  • sunflower seeds
  • pine nuts
  • pecans
  • chopped cheddar cheese
  • raisins or craisins
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 8g

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