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With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to share a festive looking red and green salad for those of you celebrating. But, you can really make this low carb broccoli cauliflower salad recipe anytime of year. You can’t go wrong with a great broccoli and cauliflower salad with bacon and mayo!
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad With Mayo Dressing
Broccoli cauliflower salad with mayo dressing turns out super creamy! And, the dressing uses ingredients you might just have around all the time:
- Mayonnaise – I highly recommend homemade avocado mayo, it takes just 5 minutes!
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Fresh thyme
- Garlic powder
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
This mayo dressing is savory, not sweet. (Amounts of ingredients are on the recipe card below.)
If you prefer broccoli cauliflower salad with sweet mayo dressing, you can make a very similar one like I did in this broccoli cranberry salad. (Feel free to omit the orange zest if you’re using that dressing for this version, since that’s a different flavor profile.)
How To Make Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
There are lots of variations for a fresh broccoli cauliflower salad. This one uses just 4 basic ingredients:
- Red peppers
And of course, the dressing.
I used red peppers for a splash of red to contrast the green, but with fewer carbs than using cranberries.
This low carb broccoli cauliflower salad is dairy-free, but feel free to throw in some cheese if you are not.
And how to make it? Doesn’t get any easier!
- Chop up the veggies.
- Throw it all in a bowl.
- Whisk together the dressing.
- Toss the salad in the dressing.
That’s it! You can certainly enjoy it right away, but like most broccoli cauliflower salad recipes, this one is better overnight. That really lets the flavors combine.
More Cauliflower Salad Recipes
- Cauliflower Potato Salad – My absolute favorite way to include cauliflower in salads! I also have another cauliflower potato salad version here.
- Cauliflower and Bacon Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
- Cold Roast Vegetable Salad
What To Serve With Raw Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Low carb broccoli cauliflower salad makes a perfect side dish year round:
- The colors make it great for holidays.
- The availability of ingredients make it ideal for winter months.
- It stores well, making it perfect for potlucks and summer get-togethers.
But what to serve it with? Here are a few pairing ideas:
How To Store Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
One of the best things about this broccoli cauliflower salad recipe is it stores so well! In fact, it’s even better the next day. If you can, let it chill for a few hours or overnight after making it.
How long does broccoli cauliflower salad keep? It depends on the freshness of your ingredients, but usually at least 5 days, or even a week.
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Low Carb Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Mayo
Low carb broccoli cauliflower salad takes just 10 minutes! This easy broccoli and cauliflower salad recipe is super simple, colorful, and great for any occasion.
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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:
- 2 1/2 cups Broccoli (cut into small florets; ~6.5 oz)
- 2 1/2 cups Cauliflower (cut into small florets; ~10.5 oz)
- 1 cup Red bell pepper (cut into coarse pieces; ~1 large pepper)
- 1/3 cup Bacon bits (cooked)
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In a large bowl, stir together the broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, and bacon bits.
In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients, until smooth.
Add the dressing to the large bowl with the veggies and toss to coat.
You can serve immediately, but for even better flavor, chill for a few hours.
Serving size: 1 cup
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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