Amish Broccoli Salad
If I were to describe this Amish broccoli and cauliflower salad, I would say it is refreshingly cool, creamy, crunchy, sweet, tangy, and oh-so-delicious!
Broccoli and cauliflower salad is loaded with fresh veggies, bacon, and cheese. And this recipe for Amish broccoli salad is the best!
It can be served as a side dish with many different meat entrees, or broccoli salad can be your main dish for lunch.
I am in love with this creamy broccoli salad. And when I have a big bowl of it for lunch, I don't need anything else.
My oldest son loves this Amish broccoli salad as well. And between the two of us, we can about finish off this whole batch in one meal.
Amish Cauliflower Broccoli Salad
It is recommended that adults eat two to three cups of vegetables every day. Because vegetables are loaded with vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need. But many of us struggle to consume enough healthy vegetables.
So I am always looking for ways to incorporate extra vegetables into our meals, and eating this broccoli salad is a great way to enjoy a serving or two of veggies.
Recipe for Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Broccoli and cauliflower salad is easy to make. And the only thing that takes much time is chopping up your vegetables.
There are several options if you want to save time in preparing this salad. You can buy packages of pre-washed and cut broccoli and cauliflower. Some of the pieces are pretty big, but you can give them a quick dice or two. Or you can use a salad chopper if you like pretty small pieces.
I don't like huge chunks in my broccoli cauliflower salad, but I don't like it too fine either. Although it doesn't matter if the pieces are not all uniform. Just cut the veggies to suit your taste.
Some people prefer using just the broccoli crowns and not the stems, but I like the stems. Peel the outside layer off, and the stems are tender and have great flavor. I cut them into small pieces and toss them into the salad as well.
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Pre-cooking and Freezing the Bacon saves on meal prep time
I always keep cooked bacon pieces in my freezer. Because I like to have bacon pieces handy for throwing into dishes, or for when I make homemade chicken and bacon pizza.
I buy a big pack of bacon, slice it all into about half-inch pieces and fry it till crispy. Drain the fat and let it cool. Then store it in a quart freezer bag.
It is super handy whenever I make this Amish broccoli salad recipe.
How to Make this Recipe for Amish Broccoli Salad
To make this broccoli and cauliflower salad, mix your miracle whip, sugar, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the chopped onion and bacon, and mix well.
Toss the cheese, chopped broccoli, and cauliflower into the dressing and mix well. At first, it may seem like there's not enough dressing, but after it sits for a while it gets more creamy.
I don't like mine with too much dressing, so I use about a three-fourth cup of miracle whip. However, if you like yours very creamy, feel free to add more.
For best results, refrigerate your broccoli salad for at least an hour before serving. It helps to incorporate the flavor. This dish can also be made the day before, stir well before serving.
Broccoli salad will last for up to a week in the refrigerator, although it tastes the best on the first day or two.
- As a side note... Trust me on this one, you want to use miracle whip and not mayo or some other cheap brand of salad dressing. I usually keep both miracle whip and mayo in my fridge, because some dishes need miracle whip and some need mayo. There is a difference. Miracle whip definitely has a tangy flavor that this broccoli salad needs. But if you are one of those people who absolutely cannot stand miracle whip, then I suppose you can use mayo, but it won't be the same ;).
- You can use shredded cheese or cut a block of cheese into little chunks. I prefer cheddar or Colby-jack block cheese cut into tiny chunks.
- We used to add raisins, but I prefer it without them. Feel free to add raisins, sunflower seeds, or whatever else you desire.
I hope you enjoy this delicious broccoli salad recipe. Let me know in the comments below.
More Amish Dinner Recipes you may want to try...
Amish Beef and Noodle Dairy Casserole
Amish Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
Best Amish Potato Salad Recipe
Amish Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe
- 3/4 - 1 c. miracle whip
- 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbs. white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. dried onion flakes, or diced onion as desired
- 6-8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
- 4 c. chopped broccoli
- 4 c. chopped cauliflower
- 1/2 - 1 c. cubed cheese
- In a large bowl, mix miracle whip, sugar, vinegar, and salt. Add bacon and onion flakes, mix well.3/4 - 1 c. miracle whip, 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar, 1 1/2 Tbs. white vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. dried onion flakes, or diced onion as desired, 6-8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
- Cut broccoli and cauliflower into small chunks.4 c. chopped broccoli, 4 c. chopped cauliflower
- Toss the broccoli, cauliflower, and cheese into the dressing. Mix well.1/2 - 1 c. cubed cheese
- For best results, refrigerate for at least one hour and stir before serving.
Can you slightly steam the cauliflower and broccoli and then chill?
I suppose you could. I've never tried that. I like the crunchy texture.
You have referenced a few times in your posts a sweet , creamy sauce your mother would make to pour over vegetables. You usually mentioned it wasn’t very healthy. I am very interested in having that recipe if you’ve got it. Really enjoy reading your posts. And the recipes are fabulous. Thank you for sharing. 1 Corinthians 15. 3,4. Romans 10.13.
I have a recipe for creamed celery, don't know if you saw that one. She made creamed peas and asparagus, and I will get that recipe on here one day. It was basically a rue made with butter and flour, then you add salt, pepper, and a bit of sugar.