Crunchy Floret Salad Recipe
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Crunchy Floret Salad Recipe

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This pretty combination always gets rave reviews when Mom serves it. She fixes it the night before so that the creamy sweet dressing marinates the vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 354 calories, 33g fat (9g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower and bacon. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and salt. Pour over salad and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Stir in the cheese. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Floret Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2005, p35

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"This was good and easy to make. I did add 1/4 teaspoon of pepper to the mixture too but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Will all enjoyed this but hubby said it needed less bacon and more "sauce". I thought it had a good flavor."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Good stuff! Started making this years ago when I found it in the TOH magazine.....been online for the last few years and found it again! Yummy!"

Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"This was pretty good. I thought it tasted better the next day."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"I have made this salad for several years, take it to pot lucks and my bowl comes home washed and ready to put away.

I use about equal amounts of broccoli and cauliflower and about half a medium sized purple onion sliced in thin rings. The bacon is a MUST! mmmm I use Lite Miracle whip and either Splenda or Stevia, measured the same as sugar. I don't think the bacon in one serving of this salad does great damage to my cholesterol levels, but the taste it adds is wonderful, especially if you make it the day or night before."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"I have been making this for years, but the only difference is that my recipe called for cubed sharp chedder cheese which gives a great contrast to the sweetness. Family and friends all agree that the cubed sharp chedder gives it a great pop of flavor"

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