Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe (VIDEO) (2024)

We call this the Christmas salad but it’s great any time of year. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad has only 4 ingredients with an easy honey lemon dressing that coats every delicious bite. It comes together quickly and is perfect for parties or dinner time. Make this and you will get recipe requests.

Most people think of Cauliflower as an ingredient that needs to be cooked into Cauliflower Soup or Roasted Cauliflower, but raw cauliflower is a real treat. It has the perfect taste and crunchy texture for salad.

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We love fresh broccoli salads like our Broccoli Apple Salad and Broccoli Grape Salad. If you are a fan of crisp fresh broccoli and cauliflower, you will make this creamy salad again and again. Broccoli and Cauliflower never tasted so good!

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Good recipes travel fast and this creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad recipe is one of them! One of my readers,Margarita Storchevoy, wrote in with this Christmas salad recipe and said it was one of her favorite recipes for the holidays. That same day we bought the ingredients and recreated it; love at first bite! Make this and you will get recipe requests.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Ingredients

  • Broccoli – use a medium head, cut into small florets
  • Cauliflower – 1 medium head, chopped into small florets
  • Dried Cranberries – adds a sweet-tanginess to the salad
  • Pine Nuts or Sliced Almonds – toast the nuts on a dry skillet until golden for a more intense nutty flavor and crunchier texture.
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Shortcut: I love myfood chopper for chopping broccoli and cauliflower. It makes this job way easier and faster.

How to Select Cauliflower

  • Look for tightly packed heads of white cauliflower. The leaves should be green and fresh-looking.
  • Avoid cauliflower heads with brown specks or wilted leaves which are a sign of aging.

Creamy Honey-Lemon Dressing

This dressing doesn’t get any easier and we love that it uses honey to sweeten and balance the tanginess of the dressing.

  • Mayonnaise – use real mayo for the best flavor
  • Lemon juice – be sure to use freshly squeezed lemon juice (not from concentrate)
  • Honey – we use 2 Tablespoons but you can add it to taste. Liquid honey will incorporate easier into the dressing.
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Once You have all of your ingredients prepped and you’re ready to serve the salad, just add the dressing to taste and toss to combine then enjoy. It’s so easy!

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Common Questions

Can I substitute the nuts?

Nuts add a great crunch, but you can easily substitute them for sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds, and toast them for deeper flavor.

Can I substitute the craisins?

Craisins or dried cranberries can easily be substituted with raisins. You can also use fresh grapes if you prefer, but double the amount.

Can I use frozen broccoli or cauliflower?

We do not recommend using frozen broccoli or frozen cauliflower for this salad since the crunch won’t be present and it won’t keep as well once broccoli is thawed. Using frozen is also likely to water down the dressing in the salad.

Is this cauliflower broccoli salad gluten-free?

Yes, this salad is grain-free and naturally gluten-free.

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Make Ahead

Besides the amazing flavor, what I love most about this salad is the “make-ahead” factor. This salad isjust as good (if not better) after it’s been in the fridge melding with the dressingovernight.

Storing Leftovers: cover and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days, just be sure to stir and add more dressing to taste if needed.

Serve With

We love this creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad year-round for potlucks and BBQ’s. It pairs well with these main courses and sides:

  • Baked Chicken Legs
  • Juicy Burger Recipe
  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

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Author: Natasha Kravchuk

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This creamy broccoli cauliflower salad always gets glowing reviews. Cauliflower salad is crisp, crunchy, chewy and every bite is coated in a delicious honey-lemon dressing.


Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 5 minutes mins

Total Time: 15 minutes mins


Servings: 8 as a side salad

  • 1 medium broccoli head
  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, craisins
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or pine nuts, toasted on a dry skillet until golden
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, from 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise



*Fresh lemon juice makes all the difference – when you only have 3 ingredients in the dressing, each one really counts.

Nutrition Per Serving

276kcal Calories26g Carbs7g Protein18g Fat2g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat6mg Cholesterol136mg Sodium573mg Potassium6g Fiber15g Sugar483IU Vitamin A104mg Vitamin C93mg Calcium2mg Iron

  • Full Nutrition Label
  • Nutrition Disclosure

Nutrition Facts

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Salad, Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, cauliflower salad recipe

Skill Level: Easy

Cost to Make: $

Calories: 276

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