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Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

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Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Cranberries, Carrots, Red Onions, and easy homemade dressing.  It’s a perfect side dish for parties, picnics, and potlucks.

Enjoy raw veggies in this amazing, easy, healthy, gluten-free salad.  Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad is easy to make and quick to assemble. It’s a colorful salad packed with healthy ingredients, and it’s gluten-free.

This crunchy and creamy salad makes a perfect side dish for grilled chicken and other grilled meats, such as steak or pork.  It’s also a great accompaniment to chicken bakes and barbecue meals.

 

Ingredients :

Salad :

  • 3 cups broccoli florets , finely chopped into small pieces
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets , finely chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups carrots , finely sliced
  • 15 oz sweet corn , from the can, drained
  • ½ cup red onion , diced
  • 10 slices bacon , cooked, drained of fat, and chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , shredded

Salad Dressing option 1 (Ranch dressing) :

  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream or kefir or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons dry Ranch mix or more, to taste

Salad Dressing option 2 (without Ranch) :

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream or kefir or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey , softened or warmed up
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions :

Salad :

  • In a large bowl, combine together all salad ingredients. Use one of the two salad dressing recipes provided.

Salad Dressing option 1 (Ranch dressing) :

  • In a medium bowl, combine mayo and sour cream (or kefir or Greek yogurt) and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of dry Ranch mix. Mix well and taste to see if you need to add more dry Ranch mix to the dressing.

Salad Dressing option 2 (without Ranch) :

  • In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream (or kefir or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, honey, and salt. Note that honey should be soft and runny, warm it up if needed, so that it mixes easily. Whisk the ingredients until well combined and smooth. Add salt if needed.
  • Gradually add the salad dressing of your choice to the large bowl with the salad ingredients, and stir everything together.
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