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Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Satisfy that crunch crave with this Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese for a deliciously healthy low carb side dish!

Single bowl of ranch cauliflower broccoli salad with bacon and cheese.

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Cauliflower meets broccoli and collides with bacon and cheese, then gets smothered in ranch dressing. Hungry yet?

This extra delicious low carb salad takes no time to whip up which is great for any day of the week! It is perfectly paired with barbecue dishes like barbecued chicken, ribs or pulled pork and it keeps for a long time in the fridge so is a great option to take to a pot luck.

If you are having company for dinner, this Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese can be made earlier in the day to allow for more visiting time! I hope you love this salad as much as I do!

Single bowl of ranch cauliflower broccoli salad with bacon and cheese, with a second bowl of salad in the corner.

Why this recipe works

  1. Bacon, pumpkin seeds and fresh veggies work together to fill that snack crave, that one that is only satiated by a good crunch and burst of salty goodness.
  2. Prep ahead of time for a salad that doesn’t get soggy; perfect for potlucks and barbecues.
  3. If only there was an easy way to get kids to eat their broccoli… oh wait.. there is! Kids love this salad with it’s ranch drenched goodness and cheese; they are totally cool with eating their broccoli.

Ingredients

It’s almost all in the name! All you need is 7 ingredients to make this delicious Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese.

  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • bacon
  • cheddar cheese
  • green onion
  • pumpkin seeds
  • ranch dressing

Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese Recipe

I think you are going to love how fast and easy this recipe is to throw together.

Start by heating up a skillet on medium heat and once hot, add the bacon and fry until crisp. Make sure it is cooked well, or you will lose some of the crunch bacon brings to this salad. Remove from the pan once crisp and set aside to cool slightly.

Crisp bacon in a skillet, just removed from the heat to cool.

While the bacon is frying, chop up the veggies!

Chop both the cauliflower and broccoli into bite sized pieces. Add them to a medium mixing bowl. Dice the cheese into smallish cubes, about 1/2 an inch cubed. Toss it in with the cauliflower, then dice up the green onion.

Mix the green onion and pumpkin seeds in with the cauliflower and broccoli, then stir in the ranch dressing. Crumble the bacon into the salad and toss to coat.

That’s it! Store in the refrigerator. This salad will last up to 5 days!

Expert Tips

  1. Chop the broccoli and cauliflower into bite sized piecesif they are too large, it will make this salad more difficult to eat.
  2. Fry the bacon until crisp, that way there will be that added salty crunch we all love!
  3. Try a Homemade Ranch Dressingit is so much more flavourful than store bought.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade ranch dressing is sooo much better than store bought! Warning, you’ll never go back to the store for ranch once you’ve made your own!

Jar of Low Carb Ranch Dressing.

This Low Carb Ranch Dressing is such a great recipe and perfect for this Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese! Don’t have time? No judgment here, just chose your favourite brand of dressing and go nuts!

Two bowls of ranch cauliflower broccoli salad with bacon and cheese.

What goes with Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese?

There are so many dishes that would LOVE to have this salad as their side kick! Here are a few ideas:

Try these other low carb salads next:

Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Cheddar and Kale

Asian Slaw

Caesar Salad with Kale and Cheese Crisps

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Ranch Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheddar

Throw this Cauliflower Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese together in no time with 7 simple ingredients for an excellent low carb side dish.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword low carb salad, low carb side dish, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 300kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 medium heads broccoli
  • 200 g cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp green onions
  • ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup ranch dressing try this homemade one!

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and once hot, add the bacon and fry until crisp, then remove and set aside to cool.
  • While the bacon is frying, chop the cauliflower and broccoli into bite sized pieces. Add them to a medium mixing bowl. Dice the cheese into 1/2 inch cubes then toss it in with the cauliflower.
  • Chop the green onion and add to the cauliflower along with the pumpkin seeds. Stir in the ranch dressing then crumble the bacon into the salad. Toss to coat.

Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Expert Tips

  1. Chop the broccoli and cauliflower into bite sized piecesif they are too large, it will make this salad more difficult to eat.
  2. Fry the bacon until crisp, that way there will be that added salty crunch we all love!
  3. Try a Homemade Ranch Dressingit is so much more flavourful than store bought.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
This salad should make about 8 cups.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 5.2 g net carbs per 1 cup serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 12.9g | Fat: 23.9g | Sodium: 443mg | Fiber: 3.9g

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