Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

This recipe originally came from my sister-in-law Nicole many years ago.  It was so delicious and a little different that we have been making it ever since. I have adapted it to fit my family's taste over the year.  It is probably my husband's favorite salad. A few years ago he had me make it for an open house at his work (we fed over 100 people).  I made a couple huge salads and took home nothing.

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
5 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
3 cups cauliflower, cut into small pieces
1 medium purple onion, chopped
½ cup salted sunflower seeds
1 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1. Mix broccoli, cauliflower, onion, sunflower seeds and bacon together in a large bowl.
2. Mix dressing ingredients together and pour over salad. Stir until well coated.
3. Chill for 2-4 hours.

Note: You can use what ever ratio of broccoli/cauliflower you like.  All broccoli or half and half, ect.

The chill time does make a difference. It really allows the flavors to mix nicely.


  1. This looks like a great salad for a party group. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Sounds delicious and you can't go wrong with bacon.

  3. This is my kind of salad. I love both those veggies.

    Would you stop by.

  4. Yum! We love Brocoli salad and this just has an extra twist of adding Cauliflower and parmesan cheese. I need to try this with spring coming soon with lots picnics. :)


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