Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Bacon

Indulge in the delightful combination of crisp vegetables, savory bacon, creamy dressing, and tangy cheese with this Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad. Bursting with flavor and texture, this salad offers a refreshing twist on traditional greens, making it a perfect side dish for any occasion. With a creamy Greek yogurt and honey dressing tying everything together, each bite is a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors. Let’s dive into creating this irresistible salad that’s sure to become a favorite at your table!

Ingredients: Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pure honey
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, adjustable according to preference

Salad Components:

  • 4 cups finely diced broccoli florets
  • 4 cups finely diced cauliflower florets
  • 8 oz bacon (approximately 8 slices), precisely diced, sautéed to a crisp finish, and thoroughly drained
  • 1 1/4 cups small cubes of Colby Jack cheese (approximately 6 oz in weight)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion, rinsed and drained for optimal taste


  1. In a small mixing bowl, prepare the creamy dressing by whisking together the non-fat plain Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, pure honey, red wine vinegar, granulated sugar, and salt until smooth and well combined. Adjust the salt according to your preference. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the finely diced broccoli florets and cauliflower florets.
  3. Add the sautéed and drained bacon pieces to the bowl with the broccoli and cauliflower.
  4. Add the small cubes of Colby Jack cheese and finely chopped red onion to the bowl as well.
  5. Pour the prepared creamy dressing over the salad ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  6. Gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the creamy dressing.
  7. Once thoroughly mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. After chilling, give the salad a final toss to redistribute the dressing and flavors.
  9. Serve the Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad chilled as a side dish or light meal.
  10. Enjoy the delightful combination of crisp vegetables, savory bacon, and creamy dressing in every refreshing bite!

Conclusion: With its vibrant colors, bold flavors, and creamy texture, this Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Whether served at a barbecue, potluck, or family dinner, it’s a versatile dish that pairs perfectly with any main course. With each mouthful offering a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors, this salad is bound to become a favorite in your recipe collection. So, gather your ingredients and treat yourself to the irresistible goodness of this creamy and satisfying salad today!