My easy, make-ahead, low-carb wonder, Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad with Cranberries is a holiday side-dish favorite. This healthy salad is full of crisp broccoli and cauliflower, sweet/tart cranberries and crunchy pistachios and it’s equally at home on an elegant Christmas dinner table or at a covered dish neighborhood potluck.
12 Days of Easy Christmas Recipes:
On the eleventh day of Christmas, instead of “eleven-pipers-piping,” I’m bringing you this delicious recipe for Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad with Cranberries as part of my special 12 Days of Easy Christmas Recipes!
With festive colors of red and green, this nutritious powerhouse salad is quick and easy to prepare. It also keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. Oh, and did I mention it’s also full of BACON! I thought that might get your attention!
This simple recipe for Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad with Cranberries is delicious! Even better, eating it is a great way to add more veggies to your diet. And, the best part, this salad literally takes just minutes to prepare.
What are cruciferous vegetables?
Broccoli and Cauliflower are both cruciferous vegetables, and as such, they are some of the most nutritious foods you can add to your diet. According to WebMD, they have it all, vitamins, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals.
If you are looking for other holiday side dishes, you might also want to check out these popular recipes: Baked Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes, Southern Style Baked Mac and Cheese, Southern Sweet Onion Casserole, and Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes. Need other ideas? Check out all of my side dish recipes!
How to make Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad with Cranberries:
Gather the ingredients and add broccoli, cauliflower, cranberries, and pistachios to a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy.
Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients, add the bacon and red onion and stir to combine. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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