A nice crunch in this salad, real bacon bits, diced broccoli, cauliflower, shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and onion are tossed with a yummy, sweet, and tart dressing and chilled. Be prepared to give this recipe to everyone when taking it to a covered dish gathering. It is the hit of the party at every gathering I've taken it to! It is very addicting! Enjoy!

Natalie Escue
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Ingredients

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

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble.

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  • Stir broccoli, cauliflower, Cheddar cheese, and onion together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk creamy salad dressing, sugar, and vinegar together in a separate bowl until sugar is dissolved; pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate salad for at least 30 minutes. Stir crumbled bacon into salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; 10.1 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 358 mg sodium. 21.3 g carbohydrates; 7.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
I don't keep Miracle Whip in the house I used Hellman's mayonnaise instead. This did need more mayonnaise than what was asked for. I cut the sugar way back to two tablespoons and I used white wine vinegar. Very simple side dish I could throw together before work. The longer this sits the better it gets. Next time I will take the previous reviewer's suggestion and add sunflower seeds. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
I don't keep Miracle Whip in the house I used Hellman's mayonnaise instead. This did need more mayonnaise than what was asked for. I cut the sugar way back to two tablespoons and I used white wine vinegar. Very simple side dish I could throw together before work. The longer this sits the better it gets. Next time I will take the previous reviewer's suggestion and add sunflower seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
I don't keep Miracle Whip in the house I used Hellman's mayonnaise instead. This did need more mayonnaise than what was asked for. I cut the sugar way back to two tablespoons and I used white wine vinegar. Very simple side dish I could throw together before work. The longer this sits the better it gets. Next time I will take the previous reviewer's suggestion and add sunflower seeds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2013
This is a very basic broccoli salad recipe. I ended up using prosciutto in place of bacon because I was making something for another recipe and had extra. I also like to add some sunflower seeds for even more crunch. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
I have made this salad about twenty times. It is a family favorite and a great go-to for summer salads. I frequently pack it in my lunches for work and it keeps for days. I have made adjustments from the first time but this review is for the original recipe. Excellent! a little on the sweet side but I have since reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and it is still sweet enough for my sweet tooth. On other occasions I have added craisins and had to substitute green onions for the red since I didn't have any on-hand. The fact that I can make substitutions or add things just speaks to it's versatility. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2014
A nice and tasty broccoli/cauliflower salad recipe. I only had enough vegetables to make a small batch so I just changed the servings size and proceeded from there. Loved the dressing on this but I'm a Miracle Whip kinda gal. We enjoyed this salad with 'Mini Meatball Subs' from AR. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2017
I can't get enough of this salad! I ran by the local Farmers Market and picked up the broccoli and cauliflower and the rest of the items I already had on hand. I honestly wasn't expecting this salad to be so good but now I can't stop thinking about it. It was so easy to make and good gracious the next day it tasted even better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2017
Tasty. Would cut down on the sugar by more than half. Used apple cider vinegar and added salad topper for nut and cranberry Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2018
Great base recipe. I adjusted the bacon to a full package. I also added sunflower seeds (3/4 cup). I diced an 8 oz block of sharp cheddar rather than shredded cheddar. I also increased the miracle whip to 1 cup. Very refreshing for a summer meal!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2018
Absolutely delicious!!!! I do not care for Cauliflower and this recipe makes it taste awesome!! Easy to make as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2018
Delicious broccoli cauliflower salad! I used half mayo and half plain Greek yogurt trying to lighten it up a bit. Still delicious! Perfect side to take to a summer cookout! Read More
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