Southern Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

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Creamy Southern-inspired broccoli and cauliflower salad with a few extra ingredients. Delicious. Fantastic for a potluck.


  • 1 (12 ounce) package bacon
  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 ½ cups golden raisins
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice


Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels until cool enough to handle, then chop into small pieces.

Place bacon in a very large bowl with broccoli, cauliflower, almonds, raisins, Cheddar cheese, red onion, and celery.

Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice in a separate bowl until creamy. Pour over broccoli-cauliflower mixture; stir until well combined. Refrigerate until flavors have melded, at least 30 minutes.

Preparation time: 25 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12 – Yield: 12 servings



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