197 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 158
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a version of the classic broccoli salad with the addition of cauliflower. It can be prepared the day prior to serving, then served chilled or at room temperature. Pecans can be used instead of sunflower seeds, if desired, and bacon lovers might want to add a few extra slices. . .

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • Combine the bacon, cauliflower, broccoli, onion and sunflower seeds or pecans.

  • Whisk together the salad dressing, vinegar and sugar. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate and allow to chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; 34.1 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 636 mg sodium. 20.2 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2005
This salad is very popular with my family. I use bacon bits instead of frying bacon. It's much easier and still good. I use low fat mayo for the creamy salad dressing and follow the rest of the recipe to a tee.
(90)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2012
Way too much dressing. The vegetables were drowned in it.
(4)
197 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 158
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2003
This recipe was so easy and very good. I did change a couple things though. I used creamy poppy seed dressing (for the "creamy dressing") honey roasted sunflower seeds added raisens and only used broccoli. It turned out great!
(116)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2005
This salad is very popular with my family. I use bacon bits instead of frying bacon. It's much easier and still good. I use low fat mayo for the creamy salad dressing and follow the rest of the recipe to a tee.
(90)
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2003
I used frozen flowerettes blanched slightly and rinsed in cold water. I was a little confused as to what exactly was creamy dressing (ranch mayonnaise etc.) so I ended up using cole slaw dressing. It went with us to a church pot luck and I saw lots of people head back for seconds. There were no leftovers! The sunflower seed and bacon really round it out.
(67)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2005
This was a perfect way to get everyone to eat fresh cauliflower and broccoli. I used 1/2 cup "light" salad dressing instead of 1 cup and eliminated bacon bits entirely for a healthier version.
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
This was a nice change of pace for using broccoli and cauliflower. I halved the recipe and used a minced yellow sweet onion. For the creamy dressing I used the Creamy Italian Dressing I recipe from this site. I let this site over night before eating. Tasted very good. Next time I will put the seeds in right before serving.
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2004
Mmmmmm! This recipe makes a lot of salad. Even so I took it to a pot luck and didn't come home with any leftovers. I had run out of Miracle Whip which I had intended to use so I used Hellman's instead. It was delicious and I will go ahead and use Hellman's the next time I make this which will be soon!
(33)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
This was such a party pleaser. I did substitute toasted pecan pieces for the sunflower seeds and rice wine vinegar for the white wine vinegar. I used bottled coleslaw dressing for the creamy dressing. What a hit!
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
Loved the salad! A lot of people don't think they like Cauliflower so this is a great way to showcase it and show them how delicious it can be. The only thing I added was a handful of raisins.
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2002
I had none left everyone loved it.
(15)