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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Swiss Cheese and Bacon

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli-salad, brocoli-cauliflower-salad, salad-recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 0.4 oz packet dry buttermilk dressing mix
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large bunch broccoli stems removed, separated into bite size pieces
  • 1 medium head cauliflower core removed, separated into bite size pieces
  • 10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 4 oz jar sliced pimentos OR roasted red pepper, chopped drained (optional)
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 medium green onions thinly sliced


  • To make the dressing, add the buttermilk, mayonnaise and dry dressing mix to a large mixing bowl. Whisk the dressing together until it's fully combined.
  • Add broccoli, cauliflower, bacon and pimento and onion to the bowl. Mix until fully coated with dressing.
  • Add cheese, mixing well. Taste and adjust the salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight before serving.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions.


A sharp white cheddar cheese may be used in place of the Swiss cheese.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg