Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe
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Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Recipe

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I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn't have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table. —Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup small pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 253 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, salad dressing, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and dill. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Yield: 14 servings (2/3 cup each).
Originally published as Festive Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad in Country August/September 2009, p49

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VictoriaElaine 251895
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"This is a versatile, tasty salad that will be a delightful addition to almost any meal. It will be rounding out our burger nights & making it's appearance at holiday meals. I reduced the mayo to 1/2 cup as I don't like my veggies to be swimming in dressing. I left out the olives and added an extra carrot. It is delicious!"

neuman05 227527
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"I also add raisins"

Mamaruthie 187455
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Made this for a birthday celebration at work and got rave reviews. Making it again tomorrow for a last luncheon at work since our jobs are being moved to another state. I love this recipe"

daisey5 184022
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I loved loved this salad."

Dcerickson9449 102686
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I suggest adding bacon to this recipe and using shredded cheese instead of cubed cheese."

Deana Sims 186127
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"This is a delicious salad. One that is easy to prepare and seems to go well with almost anything. I love salads that have a crunch to them and as such usually add nuts or croutons to any that I make, but this salad did not need anything added to it, for it is naturally crisp. I did add a tablespoon of sour cream to the dressing to make it a bit creamier."

Igraine32 168234
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I followed the suggestions of others and cut everything much smaller except the julienned green pepper and sliced onion. It was really good. I brought it to a family party and it was devoured. I was actually wishing we had some left over cause I was craving it today to have with my lunch."

tatersnana 186830
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013


Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Absolutley delicious! I made this on the 4th of July instead of a traditional potato or pasta salad, Everyone loved it."

donrymple 187453
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"I made the salad the day before I needed to serve it for the 4th of July. It was great and my guests loved it. The serving amount is exactly right on. Next time I make it I intend to make it a meal and add ham cubes or chicken."

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