Deliciously Sweet Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Hey folks! I hope y’all had an amazing holiday weekend. I know I sure did. My family and I got to spend time with my lifelong friend and her family and it was fabulous. (You may recall my dear friend Jessica from a post I wrote last year. We made the cutest sign to announce her pregnancy.) While I was there, I picked up some great new recipes to share with you all. First on the list is this deliciously sweet Broccoli Cauliflower Salad. You guys are gonna love it. It’s a little sweet and a little salty from the bacon and it is oh so good.

Enjoy this deliciously sweet and easy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad. Make it for a crowd or half the recipe for a family night side dish.

This salad really takes no time to make. I turn the oven to 400 degrees and place the bacon on a foil lined baking sheet. I immediately place the bacon in the oven even while it’s preheating. Set the timer for 20 minutes and prepare the rest. I have everything all done and ready to go when the bacon comes out of the oven. 20 minutes is all it takes.

Try this deliciously sweet and easy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad. Perfect for a crowd or half the recipe for a family dinner.

This Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is super easy, tangy sweet and delicious. Jess and I always swap recipes. I remember her saying, she makes this salad when she wants something sweet and makes my Bacon Cauliflower Salad when she wants something savory. You should try both. They are both equally delicious and totally different!

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 lb bacon cooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix broccoli, cauliflower, bacon, and shredded cheese in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, and salt until well combined. Pour mayonnaise mixture over broccoli mixture and stir until well incorporated. Eat immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Lacie’s Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips…

  • You can easily cut this salad in half for a family weeknight dinner.
  • If you are wanting to make this salad the day before, keep the broccoli mixture separate from the mayo mixture (in the fridge) until you are ready to serve.
  • I prefer fresh cooked bacon but Jessie says she uses bacon bits in a pinch. The real bacon bits, not those red imitation things…lol.

This Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is so deliciously sweet and easy to make!

You can’t go wrong getting in those veggies when it’s made this way. Big huge thank you to my girlfriend Jessie for letting me share her recipe. I love it! Love you girl!

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31 thoughts on “Deliciously Sweet Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

  1. Double yum for both this delicious salad and your Bacon Cauliflower salad! I make something very similar to this one and everyone loves it! Thanks Lacie 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    I can’t have sour cream. Any suggestions for substitutes? The salad looks delicious and I’d like to try it.

    • lacier77 says:

      Hi Michelle! Great question. I would go all in with the mayo. You could try plain Greek yogurt too.

    • lacier77 says:

      Hi Michelle! Great question. I would definitely use mayo in place of the sour cream. It will still be equally as delicious. Thank you for stopping by!

    • Hannah says:

      If you can’t have dairy, how about an olive oil vinaigrette? Or tahini dressing would give it a creamy texture and a wonderful flavor.

      If you can have dairy, Greek yogurt would be great on this.

  3. This looks great! I could this all day I think!Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned ! Have a great week!

    • lacier77 says:

      Hi Susan. I wouldn’t use sweet and low for sure because that artificial flavor will be prominent. I not really sure I would use Splenda either. If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out.

  4. Heather says:

    Can you use frozen broccoli and cauliflower? I’m not finding any good fresh stuff in the stores. I have frozen steamer bags of broccoli and cauliflower that I’m wondering will work.

    • lacier77 says:

      Hi Heather! Great question. No you can’t use the frozen stuff. There is to much water when it’s frozen plus you want the nice crunch of fresh in this dish. Those steamer bags have been cooked already as well. I hope that helps. 😊

    • lacier77 says:

      Debbie…to be honest, I don’t know. I always make this recipe to feed a crowd. Family gatherings and potlucks.

    • lacier77 says:

      Hi Belinda. I’m sure you could use less sugar. I would mix up the mayo mixture and add the sugar amount you want and give it taste. Your taste buds will let you know. 😊

    • lacier77 says:

      I haven’t tried it with Miracle Whip. Please let us know how it taste if you give it a go.

  5. Lynn says:

    I always use half the sugar on this and all recipes. Also I like to put a little bit of grated onion into this salad. Makes it better to me.

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