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Amish Broccoli Salad

This Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad recipe is straight from the amish cook’s own personal family cookbook, which is a great way to know that it must be amazing! With creamy dressing, a fabulous crunch, and savory bacon, this salad is unique and packs a punch full of flavor in every bite. 

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Amish Broccoli Salad Recipe 

As summer salad season approaches, I love bringing this easy recipe to all of my family gatherings. This easy Amish Broccoli Salad recipe is the only thing that I’ve been craving recently because not only is it good eating, it’s low carb and has a large amount of vitamin C.

Amish cooking is so delicious! Simple ingredients combined in unique ways to make incredible dishes. Check out my Amish Pasta Salad or this Broccoli Grape Salad!

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Ingredients Needed

Head Cauliflower – Substitute with more broccoli, or add in different raw veggies like zucchini and bell pepper. 

Head Broccoli – Replace the broccoli with more cauliflower or other veggies as needed. 

Red Onion – Substitute with white onions or green onions.

Bacon – For a healthier version, try switching out traditional bacon for turkey bacon. 

Sharp cheddar cheese – Swap out for any flavor cheese of your choice.

Mayo – If necessary, substitute the cup mayonnaise with avocado mayo, Miracle Whip, or olive oil.

Sour cream – Switch out sour cream for a mixture of low-fat greek yogurt or full-fat, depending on the taste you want.

Lemon juice – Substitute tablespoon lemon juice with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar if needed.

Pantry staples – salt, sugar, black pepper if desired

How To Make Amish Broccoli Salad

First: Begin prepping the raw broccoli and cauliflower, breaking both into florets. Cut any large ones into small pieces. The chopped broccoli and cauliflower should be bite size pieces.

Second: In a separate large bowl, combine fresh broccoli florets and cauliflower florets with red onion, cheese, and a small amount of bacon bits.

Third: In a small separate bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, salt. Whisk until mixed.

Fourth: Add the dressing over the broccoli and cauliflower mix, stirring to coat.

Fifth: Garnish top of salad with crisp bacon and cheese and serve.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

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What Dishes Pair Well With Broccoli Salad? 

Because this delicious salad recipe is one of the lighter, healthy recipes and full of raw vegetables, I highly recommend pairing it with other sides like Macaroni and Tomatoes or Succotash.

For a main course, any type of meat-based dish works, but I prefer making this salad when I’m grilling burgers or hot dogs, since it’s the perfect summer side dish!

How Long Can I Store It? 

Although this salad can’t be frozen, it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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Tips for No Leftovers

  • This salad tastes better when it’s been chilled in the fridge for a few hours, rather than at room temperature. 
  • For some extra crunch, sprinkle the top of the salad with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. For more sweetness, add in unsweetened cranberries or golden raisins. 
  • If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, try cooking your pound bacon over medium-heat, before placing on a paper towel-lined plate. Cover with paper towels to pat off any excess oil. Store it separately from the other ingredients until it’s time to serve. 
  • If you prefer your dressing to be less sweet, try using less sugar or eliminating it altogether. The recipe also calls for a ¼ teaspoon salt, but feel free to add more or less to taste.
  • It’s best to shred your own cheese. Store bough shredded cheese can have drying agents on it.

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As one of the best Amish salad recipes, this creamy Broccoli salad with sweet dressing is perfect for those summer nights around the barbecue with the family. Not only is it extremely healthy, but it’s easy to make, with only five steps. 

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Amish Broccoli Salad

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

With creamy dressing, a fabulous crunch, and savory bacon, this salad is unique and packs a punch full of flavor in every bite.

Ingredients

Broccoli Salad

  • 1 large head broccoli (stems removed, bite sized)
  • 1 large head cauliflower (stems removed, bite sized)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 12 ounces bacon (cooked, chopped)
  • 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (sub white vinegar if needed)

Instructions

  1. Prep the broccoli and cauliflower, getting it into florets and cutting large ones in half to make them bite-sized.
  2. In a large bowl combine the broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, cheese, and bacon (reserving some for garnish).
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for dressing. Whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mix. Toss to coat.
  5. Garnish with a little bacon and serve.

Notes

  • This salad tastes better when it’s been chilled in the fridge for a few hours, rather than at room temperature. 
  • For some extra crunch, sprinkle the top of the salad with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. For more sweetness, add in unsweetened cranberries or golden raisins. 
  • If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, try cooking your pound bacon over medium-heat, before placing on a paper towel-lined plate. Cover with paper towels to pat off any excess oil. Store it separately from the other ingredients until it's time to serve. 
  • If you prefer your dressing to be less sweet, try using less sugar or eliminating it altogether. The recipe also calls for a ¼ teaspoon salt, but feel free to add more or less to taste.
  • Do not freeze, store for up to 2 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1041mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 20g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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