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Crunchy Floret Salad Recipe

Crunchy Floret Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 228068
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."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 59659
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!"

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 206348
Reviewed May. 11, 2013

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

quickfix User ID: 4456029 206347
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."

LeoSan816 User ID: 4022630 120442
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"

Burnham User ID: 4072730 59656
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"I have made this recipe for many years. Always a big hit flavor can't be beat. I get asked to bring this often. I just sent the recipe after serving at a pot luck today. Can be made in minutes. My family loves it too! :)"

Nancynj User ID: 5142407 59648
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"It was easy to make and very tasty. I followed the tip and made it ahead and let the vegetables marinate in the dressing overnight."

Yakarobed User ID: 2238275 113236
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times over the years since it first appeared in Taste of Home. I had lost my copy, so I needed to visit the website to find it. I don't change anything in the recipe and it's fantastic"

chichimama_05 User ID: 2138357 113235
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"This recipe is so good! The only thing I did different is that I added some chopped purple onion.

Don't cut corners or try to lighten up the most important ingredient of all for flavor (bacon)!
Fry up "real bacon" while you are cutting every thing up.
The taste will be worth it, I promise!
I believe you will be asked for the recipe on this one.
Western Kentucky"

crabbit User ID: 709706 136780
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"I love this recipe. I like to lighten it up with Light Miracle Whip (1/2 cup only), bacos instead of bacon and light cheese. I add the bacos and cheese right before serving to prevent sogginess."

Just_Mary_in_Arizona User ID: 802688 55846
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2007


I am curious why you would not include the recipe along with your message rather than force those of us on dial-up to go to another site & wait forever for it to come up on the screen. 

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