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overhead view of broccoli cauliflower salad in a clear serving bowl with extra bacon, cheese, sunflower seeds and red onions on top
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5 from 5 votes

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is easy to throw together and so delicious. This is classic side dish recipe that is loved at family functions and picnics.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: picnic recipe, potluck recipe, side dish recipe, summer salad recipes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 small heads of broccoli cut into florets (about four cups)
  • 12 slices of bacon diced and cooked (see post for how to cook bacon crumbles)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 small red onion diced


  • 1 cup mayonnaise (you can use light mayonnaise)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Pleae note that the broccoli and cauliflower are eaten raw in this recipe. The dressing softens them just a little and the result is delicious.
  • Combine the cauliflower, broccoli, bacon, cheddar cheese, sunflower seeds, and red onion in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, sugar, and salt until fully combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the other ingredients and toss to combine. (See instructions in the post for making ahead and storing leftovers.)



Please note that nutritional information is based on using light mayonnaise.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 6g