California Salad

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by CindiJ

My sister-in-law made this salad for a family dinner just before my husband and I were married. In a hurry I wrote the recipe down. I've shared this recipe often through the years of our marriage. Recently at a dinner, my SIL asked if I made this recipe often. I replied that yes I did and every year I have to make California Salad. The look on her face was priceless and her reply was "I thought I gave you this recipe years ago!". After visiting on this topic further, we discovered I had abbreviated cauliflower to Calif. Salad thus it's name. I hope you enjoy!

Top Review by Darkhunter

This was delicious! I used leaf lettuce and blanched the cauliflower a bit. I was trying to lighten up this recipe a tad, so used real bacon bits (less fat), low-fat cheddar & mayo, and used Splenda instead of sugar. Truly, I don't think any of the flavor was lost. Thnx for sharing your recipe, Cindy. Made for the Diabetic Forum Pool Party May 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large serving salad bowl layer torn lettuce, broken cauliflower, chopped green onions, crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. In small bowl mix together sugar and mayonnaise well.
  3. Pour over the top of layered salad- cover and chill until ready to serve.

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