Christmas Crunch Salad Recipe
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Christmas Crunch Salad Recipe

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With its creamy dressing and colorful vegetables, this salad is lovely and refreshing. Make it before you head out caroling, and when you return, guests' compliments will be music to your ears. -Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-18 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 3/4 pound)
  • 4 cups fresh cauliflowerets (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 121 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine vegetables. Whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth; pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Crunch Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p33

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Excellent Recipe! I make this year round. Quick , Easy and Delicious. People who don't like green salads will eat this"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"I made this during the summer with fresh vegetables from our garden. Delicious, healthy, colorful addition to our cookout !"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I cut the dressing in 1/2 for a lower calorie alternative."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"I made this salad when it first appeared in 1996. My husband loved it so I kept the magazine all these years. When I prepared to make the salad my magazine had disappeared. I am so happy to have the recipe again."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"this is one of my grandsons very favorate salads! made it many times everyone asks for the recipe!!"

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