Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Cranberries, Carrots, Red Onions. Easy homemade dressing made with sour cream (or use Greek yogurt or kefir), mayo, lemon juice, and honey. This salad recipe is a great way to enjoy some raw veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and red onions)! Easy to make, colorful, with healthy ingredients. And, it’s gluten free, too!
Because this salad has so many different ingredients, it’s a great salad to have for lunch or light dinner. This Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad also goes great with lots of main dishes, especially with easy-to-make chicken bakes – and I have some great dinner suggestions for you to go with this salad if you scroll down below in this post.
Ingredients you need for Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
broccoli florets , finely chopped into small pieces
cauliflower florets , finely chopped into small pieces
carrots , finely sliced
red onion , diced
bacon , cooked, drained of fat, and chopped
sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
Chop up the broccoli and cauliflower into really small bites – this way the salad dressing will coat every little bite, and the salad will be even creamier! Make sure the carrots are finely sliced and red onion is finely diced.
And, bacon, Cheddar cheese, and dried cranberries provide so much flavor to the raw veggies! Add the creamy dressing, and you have a perfect salad!
Best dressing for Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Only 5 basic ingredients are needed to create an amazing salad dressing for this salad: Mayo, sour cream (or kefir or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, softened honey, and salt. Creamy salad dressing are always the best for salads with lots of raw veggies, like this one!
Main dishes to go with this Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Check out these delicious main dishes that will go great with this Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad. You might like these main dishes even better than the salad!
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Enjoy raw veggies with this amazing, easy, healthy, gluten free salad. So many good yet simple ingredients in this salad: Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Cranberries, Carrots, Red Onions. Easy homemade dressing made with sour cream (or use Greek yogurt or kefir), mayo, lemon juice, and honey.
- 3 cups broccoli florets , finely chopped into small pieces
- 3 cups cauliflower florets , finely chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup carrots , finely sliced
- 1/2 cup red onion , diced
- 10 slices bacon , cooked, drained of fat, and chopped
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream or kefir or Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup honey , softened or warmed up
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine together all salad ingredients.
In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream (or kefir or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, honey, and salt. Note that honey should be soft and runny, warm it up if needed, so that it mixes easily. Whisk the ingredients until well combined and smooth. Add salt if needed.
Gradually add the salad dressing to the large bowl with the salad ingredients, and stir everything together.