Sunny Vegetable Salad
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 5 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 5 cups fresh cauliflowerets
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
- In a large salad bowl, toss the broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Sprinkle with bacon and sunflower seeds.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 231 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Feb 13, 2018
Very delicious! Dressing had just the right amount of sweetness. I added 1/2 raisins and 1/2 craisins. Very pretty dish and enjoyed by all. Make the day ahead for the best blend of flavors.
Jul 30, 2017
Wow I've been making this salad for years now. Hard to believe I'm the tenth person reviewing this recipe. It's excellent! Everybody who taste it loves it. I leave out the sunflower kernels and even the bacon once and awhile. It's really the dressing that brings it all together. The longer it sits the better it taste. Try it you'll really like it!
Apr 23, 2012
Fantastic recipe. I made it for a family gathering gathering and it was a great hit. . As a previous reviewer suggested, I substituted dried cranberries for raisins and everyone loved it.
Jan 14, 2012
I have been this salad many times for family or to bring to a pot luck. Everyone always loves it and the bowl always comes home empty. I love it too, because it is so delicious and so easy to make.
Apr 10, 2011
I made this salad for the first time last night....it's a lot like the recipe for broccoli salad I've used for years, but this one surpasses it! I love the cauliflower in it, as it's more tender than broccoli, and the addition of the cheese and sunflower seeds really adds to it. I'm afraid I'll be retiring my old recipe in favor of this one!
Jul 19, 2010
I take this to so many potlucks and family dinners. It is always loved! I use red wine vinegar instead of cider..nicer!
Jul 11, 2010
This is by and far the best vegetable salad I ever made. Anyone who eats it asks for the recipe.
May 25, 2010
I make this recipe frequently for parties or potlucks. It's always very popular!
Feb 19, 2010
I have been making this since it first appeared in the magazine. I use all broccoli, though. We love it. I also use dried cranberries in place of the raisins.
Dec 26, 2009
Two people asked me for the recipe at a small fellowship we attend. One of the men had a bowlful and went back for seconds. I omitted the bacon. I have to avoid sugar, so I couldn't eat it. Maybe an alternative sweetener could be used?