Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing

This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

Crazy thing is – this broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including the dressing!). Besides the amazing flayva, what I love most about this salad is the “make-ahead” factor. This salad is just as good (if not better) after it’s been in the fridge melding with the dressing overnight.

So if you’re cooking up a storm for dinner, remember that you can make this salad the day before to take some pressure off. This Broccoli cranberry salad is so easy to put together and the flavors and textures just work; crisp, crunchy, chewy. Party in ‘ma mouth!

One of my readers, Margarita Storchevoy, wrote in with this Christmas salad recipe and said it was one of her favorite recipes for the holidays. That same day we bought the ingredients and recreated it; love at first bite!

I then made it for my sister-in-law, Nadia’s Christmas dinner and again on Christmas Eve at my Parent’s house. Rave reviews from everyone! Nadia requested the recipe the very next day. It’s a winner, my friends #forserious. Y’all need to try it for New Years!

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Ingredients for Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:

1 medium head of broccoli
1 medium head of cauliflower
3/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
1/2 cup pine nuts or almond slices, toasted on a dry skillet until golden
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)
1/2 cup real mayonnaise

This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

How to make Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:

1. Cut broccoli into small florets. I peel the stems then dice them and add them to the salad also (no waste!). Cut the cauliflower into small pieces also. This process is made razor fast when you have a food chopper (like this Vidalia chop wizard that we use). Transfer to a large mixing bowl along with cranberries and toasted pine nuts.

This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

2. Stir together 2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 cup mayo until smooth.

This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

3. Add dressing to the salad to taste (I put all of it in) and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

 

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing

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This broccoli cauliflower salad can be made ahead. It's just as good (if not better) after it's been in the fridge melding with the dressing overnight.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $8-$11 (if using pine nuts)
Serving: 6-8 as a side

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of broccoli
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • ½ cup pine nuts or almond slices, toasted on a dry skillet until golden
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from ½ lemon)
  • ½ cup real mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. How to make Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:
  2. Cut broccoli into small florets. I peel the stems then dice them and add them to the salad also (no waste!). Cut the cauliflower into small pieces also. Transfer to a large mixing bowl along with cranberries and toasted pine nuts.
  3. Stir together 2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and ½ cup mayo until smooth.
  4. Add dressing to the salad to taste (I put all of it in) and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

Easy Peasy! I hope you have a happy and blessed New Year’s!

 

This broccoli cauliflower salad only has 7 ingredients (including dressing!). Delicious winter salad/ Christmas salad and can be made in advance - it's perfect for parties!

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  • Vickie Hamel
    February 13, 2018

    Thank you for sharing
    I will make it tonight Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2018

      My pleasure Vickie! Please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Anne Kellner
    December 25, 2017

    Hi, I was wondering if I need to steam the broccoli and cauliflower for a little bit.

    thank you, can’t wait to try it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2017

      Hi Anne, we add the broccoli and cauliflower raw because we love the crunch 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    November 21, 2017

    Made this salad to bring as part of our Thanksgiving potluck at work this week and we all really enjoyed it!
    Thank you for sharing this simple and tasty salad!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 21, 2017

      You’re welcome Olga! I’m happy to hear the recipe is a HIT! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Shelley Brown
    July 9, 2017

    I ended up with too much broccoli/cauliflower mix and not enough mayo to make more dressing. Used non-fat plain Greek yogurt, increased honey to 3 to 4T -preferred this mixture to the mayo😋 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2017

      Thanks for sharing your healthier substitution! Reply

  • May 27, 2017

    Love all your recipe, always want to eat healthy food, but I have no imaginations in food combinations. I think I can eat healthier with your recipes, thank you for sharing Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Elsa! Please let me know what you think of the recipes! 🙂 Reply

  • Kristina
    May 7, 2017

    I just made this salad with pecans and added green apple, onion and blue cheese. I know it may sound a little odd but it is fantastic!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2017

      Kristina, thank you for the wonderful review, I’m so glad you love it 😀 Reply

      • jan goyer
        October 11, 2017

        would love this salad recipe Reply

  • Rachel Elledge
    May 2, 2017

    Do you have a carb. count on this salad? It looks wonderful but I am a diabetic and have to watch my carb. Honey is ok. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Rachel! Reply

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