Eating salads each and every day is great, but there is nothing better than a good ol’ Broccoli Salad. The green broccoli, the crispy bacon, fresh radishes, crunchy cauliflower, the flavors of this Amish Broccoli Salad with a twist mesh so heavenly together.
This dish has been an absolute hit every time I’ve made it! I’ve shared it at BBQ’s, picnics, church luncheons, family reunions, welcome home parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and as a side dish for family dinner. What can I say, I really like Amish Broccoli Salad!
There is just something about the crunch of the broccoli and the cauliflower that really makes this Amish Broccoli Salad with a twist a true family favorite. Or maybe it’s the bacon.
Whatever the reason that all these ingredients mesh so well together truly doesn’t matter. What matters is that it’s delicious, simple and a good way to get your family to eat some vegetables as well!
My husband does not like cauliflower. In fact, he refuses to purchase cauliflower when I ask him to pick up a few items from the store.
However, he doesn’t mind eating it in the broccoli salad. According to him, he knows it’s there, but he can’t taste the cauliflower, so he acts as if he’s eating white broccoli. I married an odd soul, but he’s mine all mine. 😉
You can whip it up in a jiffy or make it and let it marinate overnight. In my experience, the longer that the flavors can combine and rest, the more flavor this Amish Broccoli Salad seems to have!
Treat your family to this delicious salad for dinner this week. They’ll love the taste and hopefully will find a new-found love for eating a more salad with their dinner!
Amish Broccoli Salad Ingredients:
- 3 bunches of broccoli (chop to bite sized pieces)
- 1 bunch of cauliflower (chop to bite sized pieces)
- 6 individual radishes (Diced small)
- 8 oz of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 bottle of ranch dressing
- 1 packet of dry spicy ranch mix
- 1 package of bacon, cooked until crispy and then crumbled
- 1 cup of reduced sugar dried cranberries
- 1 pinch of pepper
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Bake bacon in the oven or the air fryer, which is my favorite, about 20 minutes at 350 F or until crispy. Crumble. Set aside.
Wash veggies. Next chop broccoli and cauliflower then dice the radishes and set aside.
In a large bowl combine ranch dressing, spicy dry ranch packet, pepper, cheese, dried cranberries and bacon.
Add veggies and mix until they’re coated evenly.
Serve immediately. Store leftovers in covered container in the refrigerator.