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Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower salad with bacon in a tangy sweet sauce

Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower Summer Salad

Nancy Blackstone
This raw vegetable summer salad is sweet and savory, creamy and crunchy all at the same time! Perfect as side dish for a barbecue or warm weather potluck.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 293 kcal


  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 ½ pounds chopped fresh broccoli floret tips
  • 1 head fresh cauliflower chopped into floret tips
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Miracle Whip
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ pound bacon browned and chopped or a whole jar of real bacon bits


  • In a large bowl, mix chopped broccoli, cauliflower and onion.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar, Miracle Whip and white vinegar.
  • Add mixture to the chopped vegetables. Fold in bacon. Ready to serve or chill!


Modern Twist: In place of cooking and chopping bacon, you can substitute a whole jar of real bacon bits 


Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 471mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 611IUVitamin C: 108mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
Keyword broccoli salad, coleslaw alternative, summer salad, summer side dish, vegetable salad southern salad
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