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Christmas Crunch Salad Recipe

Christmas Crunch Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Christmas Crunch Salad

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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!!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"Our daughter is hosting our Christmas family gathering and I'll be presenting this lovely salad in a glass decorative bowl as pictured. I make the Ranch Dip instead of the dressing in the recipe and add fresh lemon juice instead of the vinegar, sugar to taste and lemon pepper seasoning to taste in place of the salt & pepper. It is a very festive addition to a Holiday buffet table."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Not only is it quick and easy to make, it really is visually attractive and appealing sitting on the table. I also received several compliments from my family and friends as to how flavorful it was. At the end of the day/event I offer to share what is left from the meal with my company and this salad was one of the first things to be divided up."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This is very good. I reduce the sugar to one teaspoon or less."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I have made this several times for family gatherings, it is always a hit. The dressing is delicious. I usually buy the bagged pre-cut veggies that include carrots, a healthy addition."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"Make it at least at Christmas and also Thanksgiving"

Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"You will be surprised how easy this is to make. Everyone who taskes this ask for me the recipe.I've made this for formal dinners to BBQ's. A sure winner! And I've been making this since 1996 too!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"This is a great salad. I have been making it since I found the recipe in the Dec/Jan 96 TOH."

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