Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

This Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe literally has only 4 ingredients with a 3-ingredient honey lemon dressing that coats every delicious bite.

It comes together quickly and is perfect for parties or dinner time. Broccoli and cauliflower never tasted so good!

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 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.

Shortcut: I love my food chopper for chopping broccoli and cauliflower. It makes this job way easier and faster.

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.

Once You have all of your ingredients prepped, 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 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.

Make Ahead

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

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


Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

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

  • 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
  1. Peel the broccoli stem and chop off the dry base. Chop broccoli into small florets and dice the stem if using.

  2. Remove and discard cauliflower core and dice the rest.

  3. Toast 1/2 cup almonds on a dry skillet over med/high heat, tossing frequently until fragrant and golden, then add to salad bowl along with 3/4 cup craisins.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup mayo, 2 Tbsp honey and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Add dressing to the salad and toss well to combine.

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

Salad, Side Dish
American, Russian, Ukrainian
Creamy Broccoli Salad

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