CAULIFLOWER SALAD

This Cauliflower Salad is perfect for any event, since you can easily make it the day before. It keeps really well and never last long.

Cauliflower Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

Cauliflower Salad is a great to serve anytime.  My family loves it in the summer and winter.  I have been making this salad recipe for years and it has always been a favorite. I took it to functions at work and never brought any home..

Cauliflower Salad Ingredients:

1 head raw cauliflower

1 head iceberg lettuce

1 onion

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup bacon bits or could use real bacon

1 pint mayonnaise, more or less to your liking

Cut lettuce, cauliflower and onion into small pieces. Add Parmesan cheese, bacon bits and mayonnaise.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. (Has a better flavor if mixed a few hours before served and kept refrigerated.)

Note:  Could add broccoli to this  Salad, too.

This cauliflower salad recipe will serve 8 people easily and keeps well for several days. I think it’s better the second day. Enjoy!

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5 from 2 votes

Cauliflower Salad

This refreshing salad is one your family will love. It's only 6 ingredients and super easy to make. This creamy and delicious salad is even better the second day.
Prep Time14 mins
3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 14 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cauliflower salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 head raw cauliflower
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits or could use real bacon
  • 1 pint mayonnaise more or less to your liking

Instructions

  • Cut lettuce, cauliflower and onion into small pieces. Add Parmesan cheese, bacon bits and mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. (Has a better flavor if mixed a few hours before served and kept refrigerated.)

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23 Comments

  1. Who knew cauliflower could be soooo good! This recipe is addictive. My family loves it. Thank you!5 stars

  2. I used to be able to share your recipes on Facebook but for a while now I have not been able to. Is it just me or did Facebook or you change something?

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  3. I am new to this site and I am so excited to see your yummy recipes. Now to get busy:) Thank you for taking the time to do this for so many of us:)

  4. I have made this recipe for years! I layer all ingredients in order leave over night in refrigerator and mix just before serving. I prefer 1 pint of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise as well as a pound of bacon (crumbled up into pieces) and 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese. Excellent for family gatherings and picnics. If you do not like mayonnaise miracle whip would be fine as well.

  5. I have a similar recipe and it also has cashews in it. Extra yummy! However, the salad does not keep very well in the following days because the cashews do get soggy.

  6. For sure going to try this one with vidala onion and peas. I will reduce mayo by 1/3 and substitute yogurt. Yum thank you.

  7. For sure going to make this one. Going on the lite side I will reduce mayo by 1/3 and add plain yogurt. Yumm thanks

    1. Hi Amanda, You can use whatever you like. I have made this salad with about every one there is. Sweet vidalia is a good choice.

    1. I don’t like cauliflower either but my great aunt made me taste it and now it’s my favorite go to salad for family get togethers , she made it, with 1/2 a head cauliflower, real bacon, and she layered it, and mixed right before serving. She entered this recipe in the local new paper, and took an Honorable Mention, for it. Thank you for sharing this recipe, wonderful seeing it published, again. Lorretta Lawson

  8. I have made a recipe similar to this for years. But, I substitute frozen peas for the lettuce. That way if there are leftovers it is good the next day. Sometimes the lettuce gets icky.

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