Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad Recipe

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Karen Richardson


This is an absolutely delicious raw vegetable salad. The dressing compliments the broccoli & cauliflower without being overbearing. The garnish adds just the right combination of flavors to make this a 'go-to-recipe' for any BBQ, picnic or potluck dinner you need something out-of-the-ordinary for!

Note: If you aren't a cauliflower fan, this recipe works just beautiful with broccoli alone.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min


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  • 1 large
    bunch fresh broccoli, chopped (use the stems, too)
  • 1 large
    head of fresh cauliflower, broken in flowerettes
  • 1 medium
    purple onion, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans (can use walnuts if you prefer them over pecans)
  • 3 c
    mayonaisse (may use 'light' mayo)
  • 3/4 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar (no substitutions)
  • 1 pkg
    real bacon bits

How to Make Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad


  1. Chop broccoli & cauliflower away from stalks, using broccoli stems; rinse & set aside.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, sugar, chopped onion & vinegar together.
  3. Toss chopped broccoli, chopped broccoli stems & cauliflower into mixture; stir until coated well.
  4. Chill several hours (chilling overnight tastes best)
  5. Before serving, stir in the raisins & chopped nuts & garnish with bacon pieces.

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About Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

Course/Dish: Salads, Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #veggie

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