Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, and Bacon Salad

This Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, and Bacon Salad brings together the crispness of fresh vegetables and the smokiness of bacon, all tied together with a creamy, tangy dressing. It’s a dish that promises both freshness and depth of flavor, making it a versatile addition to any meal, whether it’s a casual lunch or a special gathering.

The beauty of this salad lies in its simplicity and the harmony of its ingredients. The slight crunch of broccoli and cauliflower, the sweetness of corn, and the savory punch of bacon create a delightful texture and taste contrast. This salad is not just a feast for the palate but also for the eyes, with its colorful components and vibrant dressing inviting you to dive in. It’s a testament to how simple ingredients, when combined thoughtfully, can create something truly special.

Full Recipe:


  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)



  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the broccoli and cauliflower pieces for about 2 minutes, then plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the blanched broccoli, cauliflower, corn kernels, and crumbled bacon.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, white vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the vegetable and bacon mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Gently stir in the red onion and shredded cheddar cheese, if using.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes + chilling

Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 6 servings

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