Barb's Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe -
Barb's Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe
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Barb's Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad
A classic salad with bacon bits, sunflower seeds, and a sweet and sour dressing. See more
  • READY IN 25 mins

Barb's Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Combine the bacon, cauliflower, broccoli, onion and sunflower seeds or pecans.
  3. Whisk together the salad dressing, vinegar and sugar. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate and allow to chill before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2012

Way too much dressing. The vegetables were drowned in it.

Feb 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.

Oct 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.

Aug 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.

May 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.

Oct 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!

Jul 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!


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  • Calories
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 34.1 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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