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This creamy Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad is a healthy version of an old faithful church cookbook recipe I grew up on. It’s easy to make, the dressing can be prepped in advance, and it’s perfect for church potlucks or family gatherings! THM S, low carb, sugar free.
Ryan was hungry for broccoli salad recently so I made the one from Necessary Food and thought it tasted a little bland. Just being honest. 😛 The original was posted in 2015, 6 years ago, and my cooking skills have improved since then (I hope!) so as I revisit old recipes I often add tweaks and am starting to share those here on the blog as I quest for continual improvement and quality control. (Alliteration much?)
So I amped up the flavor, added some notes and helpful info to the recipe, took new pictures, and provided nutritional info for those of you who need that.
This recipe was updated on April 21, 2021. You can find the original recipe on page 145 of Necessary Food, my first cookbook. If you have NF, you might want to pencil in the recipe changes from this post.
Chopped red onion, chopped pecans, roasted sunflower seeds, chopped hardboiled eggs, red wine vinegar or lemon juice in place of part or all of the ACV – these would all be great tweaks! Change things around as desired and leave the bacon out or sub with turkey bacon if you have dietary restrictions/preferences.
Broccoli salad is one of Ryan’s favorite foods and he had no complaints about this one, although he did say, “If we were having some friends over you could put in some shreds of sharp cheddar.” So feel free to add some shredded cheese if you like…haha.
Unsweetened dried cranberries
I wanted something to mimic the raisins sometimes found in broccoli salad. Unsweetened dried cranberries can be hard to find, but you can purchase them online, at health food stores, or make your own. You can also just omit them if you prefer, or if you’re desperate and don’t mind something that’s not quite THM, soak the lower sugar Craisins in hot water to remove as much sugar as possible, then drain well before using….
The beautiful white serving dish you see in these pictures is a special keepsake from Ryan’s grandma, who passed away in the summer of 2020. She had an extensive collection of dishes and marked one for each of her grandchildren.
As always, check out the Notes section of the recipe for helpful info and answers to frequently asked questions!
You may also enjoy:
OTHER SALADS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Bacon & Cheddar Cauliflower Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad (also pg 143 Necessary Food)
- Creamy Coleslaw (pg 142 Necessary Food)
- Italian Cucumber Salad (pg 144 Necessary Food)
- Special Occasion Salad (pg 147 Necessary Food)
- Seven Layer Salad (pg 149 Necessary Food)
- Festive Broccoli Salad (pg 221 Convenient Food)
- Ranch Cucumber Salad (pg 222 Convenient Food)
- Three Bean Salad (pg 223 Convenient Food)
- Pasta Salad (pg 225 Convenient Food)
This recipe was updated on April 21, 2021. You can find the original recipe (published to the blog on November 25, 2015) on page 145 of Necessary Food, my first cookbook. If you have NF, you might want to pencil in the recipe changes from this post.