Sweet Floret Salad Recipe
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Sweet Floret Salad Recipe

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Everywhere I take this crunchy fresh-tasting salad with its sweet creamy dressing, people invariably want the recipe. It's perfect for a potluck—best made the night before you serve it and easy to transport.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1-3/4 pounds fresh broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces, optional
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 198 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, oil and vinegar. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Floret Salad in Country Woman July/August 2000, p33

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