Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad With Bits Of Smokey Bacon

I talked with my friend that day about her choice for salad. I said, “You’re finally out of the house and you can eat whatever you want, why broccoli?” She told me how she got the recipe from her mother and it was one that she had always loved. When her and her husband first signed for their house, she dreamed of being able to make this special dish for her friends and family in her new home. I’m so happy that she, and they have finally reached their happily ever after. They now still live in that same house with two little ones running around. It’s so incredible and inspiring to watch!

This recipe is perfect for potlucks, family get-togethers, and summer barbecues!

 

Ingredients

1 bunch green onions chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped 1 cup
1 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 1/2 c radishes chopped
9 c fresh broccoli floweretts
8 c cauliflower, small florets
1 c golden raisins, plumped
2 c real bacon bit crumbles
2 c Miracle Whip
1 c Hellmann’s mayonnaise
1 1/3 c Heinz apple cider vinegar
2 c Splenda zero calorie sweetener

Instructions

Add the raisins to a medium size bowl, cover with water, then cover bowl with saran wrap and Microwave for about 5 minutes. Remove and allow raisins to sit and plump as the water cools.
I chose to process the green, yellow and red onions in the food processor. I also processed the radishes in the food processor, so as to avoid having big large chunks in the salad, but you may want large chunks in yours so do what suits you and your family best.
For the cauliflower, and Broccoli, I did it by hand, as I didn’t want it to be like crumbs, I wanted a bit of texture to the salad.
Drain raisins, and allow to cool completely before adding to salad. Using a large bowl add the broccoli, cauliflower, Bacon, Radishes, and chopped onions and raisins. Stir to mix together.
In a separate bowl add the mayonnaise & miracle whip, Splenda, & apple cider vinegar, then whisk to blend together.
Pour Dressing mixture over salad mixture, and stir with a large spoon to mix together.
Pour into a large container, and refrigerate to allow the flavors to come together before serving.
NOTE: MAY NEED TO STIR SALAD BEFORE SERVING. This salad is very tasty, but not as waist-friendly because of the Mayonnaise & Bacon, but I bet you will love it, so eat sparingly & savor every bite.

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Quick Tip: I left out the radishes as my family doesn’t like them. Feel free to pick and choose what you put into yours 🙂

Thank you Recipe Tips for this great photo.

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