Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Stephanie Gallagher
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
152 Calories
13g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12-16 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This broccoli cauliflower salad recipe makes a welcome addition to any party, potluck, holiday, or weeknight meal. The combination of flavors - crunchy broccoli and cauliflower, sweet pecans and dried cranberries, salty bacon, and creamy dressing - are like a party for your mouth.

Look for prepared glazed pecans in the produce or nut section of your favorite supermarket. Emerald is one brand. Or you can make your own spiced pecans.


  • 4 slices bacon (center-cut, preferably nitrate-free)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (chopped)
  • 3 to 4 cups cauliflower florets (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (glazed)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (sweetened)
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (kosher)

Steps to Make It

  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

  2. Make sure broccoli and cauliflower florets are cut into small, bite-sized pieces. This not only makes the salad more appealing; it helps the flavors meld better.

  3. Place broccoli, cauliflower, pecans, onions, and cranberries in a salad bowl. Toss.

  4. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the broccoli-cauliflower mixture, and toss to coat the salad evenly with dressing.

  5. When ready to serve, crumble the bacon over the broccoli cauliflower salad.