Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

"From What's Cooking by Kraft and submitted by a reader"
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
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  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets and blanched
  • 1 medium broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
  • 1 medium vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese (or try feta?)
  • 12 cup bacon bits (or veggie bacon bits)
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip (try using reduced fat)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • Toss veggies, cheese and bacon bits in bowl.
  • Mix dressing and mustard.
  • Pour over salad and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • *To blanch veggies, plunge into boiling water briefly (2 minutes), then into cold water to stop the cooking process.).

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  1. cookin mimi
    I like every thing about this recipe except the texture of the veggies after being blanched. The flavors are really good together. I will try it again with raw veggies. Thanks for posting.
  2. Caroline Cooks
    This is soooo delicious, D. Added more veggies ((green, red peppers, yellow squash, capers), since I had them from another recipe--(didn't blanch, tho); followed the recipe otherwise. Lots of crunchiness--love it! Great summer-time salad!
  3. Brooke the Cook in
    Simple salad that's easy to whip up and very economical too! I used cheddar cheese shreds, some leftover bacon and Miracle Whip Light. I was glad that I blanched the veggies - I think that is a very good idea as it softens the broccoli and cauliflower just a tiny bit, thanks for including the instructions on how to do it. Made for Zaar Stars tag game.
  4. Rita1652
    I used large head of broc and caul. Smart Balance in place of Miracle whip we are not a fan of it, adding Harvest coarse ground dijon to it. I also used real bacon using Recipe #107440 to cook it. Thanks for the good eats!
  5. Sharon the Rocket
    This was great! I didn't think I would like it as much as an old recipe I had but it was even better! I did as one reviewer suggested and added some crumbled fried bacon (after one serving made exactly as directed). Both ways were absolutely great. Thanks for a great recipe!! Made for AU recipe swap 08.


  1. *Parsley*
    Everyone seems to have a similar version of this salad, and I love them all! This one is nice becasue the Dijon mustard gives it a little something extra. I used mayonnaise instead of MW, so I added a bit of sugar and vinegar to the mayo. A keeper recipe! Thanx!



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