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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Cashews

Does your family enjoy a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe as part of your Thanksgiving spread? There are lots of variations on the broccoli cauliflower bacon salad out there, but this one with the sweet and tangy dressing, bacon, cashews, and red onions is not only pretty and healthy, but incredibly tasty and satisfying too! Our company always compliments our thanksgiving side dishes with this cashew broccoli salad as their favorite! Let me share our Thanksgiving salad recipes with you!

Does your family enjoy a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe as part of your Thanksgiving spread? There are lots of variations on the broccoli cauliflower bacon salad out there, but this one with the sweet and tangy dressing, bacon, cashews, and red onions is not only pretty and healthy, but incredibly tasty and satisfying too! Our company always compliments our thanksgiving side dishes with this cashew broccoli salad as their favorite! Let me share our Thanksgiving salad recipes with you!

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

As a kid I wasn’t really excited about vegetables and tried to avoid them at all costs, expecially on holidays like Thanksgiving when there were so many other yummy side dishes and salads to try (like my favorite Snicker Apple Salad). But¬†broccoli and cauliflower salad was my one exception – the vegetables were actually yummy with the dress-ups and sweet tangy dressing of this¬†Thanksgiving salad.¬† There are lots of versions of this¬†broccoli Cauliflowre salad recipe¬†out there. Growing up my dad put sunflower seeds and bacon in his, but this one with bacon, red onions, and cashews is my favorite that we serve as one of our¬†Thanksgiving side dishes is my favorite!

broccoli, cashews, cauliflower, mayo, red onion, white sugar, bacon, apple cider vinegar

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Let’s start by making sure you have all the ingredients for this simple, super yummy salad!

  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 cup cashews (or sunflower seeds if you prefer)
  • 1 bunch cauliflower
  • 1 and ¬Ĺ cup mayo (I like the olive oil based one)
  • 1/2 red onion,
  • ¬ĺ cup white sugar
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 3 TAB apple cider vinegar

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Start by washing and chopping the broccoli and cauliflower. You can buy pre-chopped bags to save time if you prefer. You want bite size pieces, discard the stems.

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Slice the red onion into slivers. This not only adds a beautiful pop of color to your salad, but gives it a nice twang.

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Mix the chopped broccoli, cauliflower, and sliced red onions together.

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Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat, turning as needed, until it is nice and crisp. Set aside and crumble when cooled enough to handle.

Make the salad dressing by mixing the mayo, sugar & apple cider vinegar in a small bowl until well combined.

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Make the salad dressing by mixing the mayo, sugar & apple cider vinegar in a small bowl until well combined.

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If you are making the dish ahead, stop here. You have a bowl of chopped veggies ready to go, salad dressing already combined, crumbled bacon, and cashews. If you combine the dressing when making it ahead the veggies will get soggy.

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Just before serving toss the dressing with the veggies until it is equally distributed, using just as much dressing as you like in your salad. Add bacon and cashews and toss to combine.

Your family and friends will love this special salad recipe that is pretty, colorful, filled with good-for-you-vegetables, and so tasty too!

Your family and friends will love this special salad recipe that is pretty, colorful, filled with good-for-you-vegetables, and so tasty too!

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Each bite has a wonderful mix of veggies, crunch, flavorful bacon, and balancing dressing.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe

We like to serve this for Thanksgiving along with turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole. Here are our favorite recipes:

 

Pretty Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe is a holiday must! Veggies + bacon + cashews + sweet & tangy dressing = YUM!

We also make this for Christmas and Easter and eat it alongside ham and our famous twice baked potatoes!

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without our family's snicker apple salad recipe! My kids go nuts over this non-traditional snicker salad they look forward to eating all year long. This quick-to-make apple snicker salad combines pudding, whipped topping, crisp apples, and snickers for an outrageously yummy thanksgiving side dish your kids won't expect. Pretty Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe is a holiday must! Veggies + bacon + cashews + sweet & tangy dressing = YUM! We make a lot of really yummy Thanksgiving side dishes, but the star of our table is our sweet potato casserole recipe! Over the years I perfected this recipe to the point where my kids beg for the best sweet potato casserole year-round and they know this homemade sweet potato casserole will be gone before anyone gets seconds! I love that this is a seriously easy sweet potato casserole where you can throw it together quickly, make it ahead, and it tastes fabulous every single time. you will love this sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, oats, and nut topping! One of my families favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner, Easter, and throughout the year is our green bean casserole. This easy, homemade green bean casserole uses canned green beans for simplicity along with French's fried onions for a tasty, memorable vegetable dish that everyone will love.

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Cashews

Does your family enjoy a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe as part of your Thanksgiving spread? There are lots of variations on the broccoli cauliflower bacon salad out there, but this one with the sweet and tangy dressing, bacon, cashews, and red onions is not only pretty and healthy, but incredibly tasty and satisfying too! Our company always compliments our thanksgiving side dishes with this cashew broccoli salad as their favorite! Let me share our Thanksgiivng salad recipes with you!
Prep Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Salad, thanksgiving
Cuisine: salad
Keyword: asian salad, broccoli recipe, cauliflower recipe, thanksgiving recipes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli chopped
  • 1 bunch cauliflower chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Start by washing and chopping the broccolia nd caulofwer into bite-sized pieces. Slice the onion. Combine the vegetables and set-aside.
  • Cook the bacon until nice and crispy and set aside. When cool, crumble.
  • In a small bowl mix the mayonaise, sugar & apple cider vinegar until well cobined.
  • If you are making it ahead leave all the components seperate until just before serving so the veggies don't get soggy. When ready to eat simply toss together veggies, dressing, cashews, and bacon until combined. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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