Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

This Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad recipe is filled with fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets, shredded cheese, salty bacon, sunflower seeds and coated in a creamy sweet and savory dressing. This salad so delicious and will be a huge hit at any get together!

This sweet salad is a perfect addition to any picnic, block party or pot luck! The traditional salad I remember having at those events was made with all broccoli. I happen to love cauliflower! I love it more than broccoli… So, I decided to switch up the traditional salad and use both broccoli and cauliflower. It was a hit and I’ve been doing it ever since!

Top view of broccoli and cauliflower salad in glass bowl.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Ingredients

  • Broccoli Florets
  • Cauliflower Florets
  • Crumbled Cooked Bacon
  • Shredded Co-Jack Cheese
  • Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • Celery
  • Miracle Whip
  • Sour Cream
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Celery Seed

Substitution Suggestions

  • Broccoli or Cauliflower: I love this salad with both veggies, however if you prefer one over feel free to use all of that veggie.
  • Co-Jack Cheese: Any cheese can be used: cheddar, colby, swiss, Monteray jack or gruyere are all delicious options.
  • Raw Sunflower Seeds: If you can’t find raw seeds, you can use unsalted sunflower seeds. Leave them out if you prefer and substitute in golden raisins.
  • Miracle Whip: Use your favorite mayonnaise, I prefer the tangy taste from the Miracle Whip.
  • Sour Cream: Plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream.

How to Make Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dressing ingredients: Miracle Whip, sour cream, sugar, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Whisk together until smooth.


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