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This Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is one of my FAVORITE go to salads. This salad is quick and easy to throw together. This salad is gluten free, dairy free, low carb and can be altered with minor modifications (listed below) to be Paleo and Whole30 complaint.

Broccoli Cauliflower salad is loaded with crunch and is filled with delicious flavors in each and every bite. I like to pair this salad with grilled meats, barbecue sandwiches, or just eat it by itself for a lighter meal. 

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is full of flavors and will please any crowd that you serve it to.

The BEST Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

In my younger years, I used to pass up any salad with broccoli or cauliflower in it. I was so used to having these vegetables in a traditional way and didn’t realize how delicious they could be in a salad. I remember the first time I tried this salad, I was sold.

A lot of my food inspiration comes from food I eat and I knew once I tired broccoli cauliflower salad I had to recreate it myself. I love new and fun flavor combination for salads.

After a few failed attempts at trying to get the dressing for this salad right, I finally succeeded. It was the perfect flavor of sweet and a little tangy. The ingredients are simple yet so delicious.

Next my goal was to find the perfect combination of ingredients to keep this salad simple yet full of flavor and crunch. I love sunflower seeds because they are small yet so delicious. And of course I couldn’t leave out bacon!

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli cauliflower salad is loaded with flavor. This salad is full of sweet, salty and tangy flavors. This salad is super easy and quick to make and is perfect for a side dish, light meal, picnic or potluck. 


  • ▢.75 lbs Broccoli florets cut into bite sized pieces
  • ▢.75 lbs cauliflower florets cut into bite sized pieces
  • ▢1/4 cup Red onion
  • ▢1/4 cup Craisins
  • ▢3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ▢1 cup mayonnaise
  • ▢1 tbsp Sugar optional
  • ▢1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ▢1/2 cup crumbled bacon


  • Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, add the broccoli, cauliflower, onion, craisins and dressing and toss to coat.
  • Add the sunflower seeds and bacon and toss again gently to distribute.
  • Serve chilled. Enjoy!


  • Leftovers of Broccoli Cauliflower Salad can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If possible keep the sunflower seeds and bacon separate until serving.


This recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free. Please check all packages of products bought to ensure compliance.


  • Omit sugar in dressing
  • Substitute raisins (with no added sugar) for craisins
  • Ensure bacon doesn’t have added sugar
  • Use Whole30 Compliant mayonnaise


  • Omit Bacon


  • Omit Bacon
  • Use vegan mayonnaise

Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.


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