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    Mom's Elegant Salad

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    Wildflour's Note:

    This salad is served at every family function from B-days to Thanksgiving! I don't know the origin of it, my mom started making it from when we were all very little. It's a MUST HAVE at my house! Don't substitute the ingredients, though, it won't turn out. Been there, tried it, failed, lol. It's awesome just as is!!!!

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    • 1 head lettuce, cut bit-sized
    • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces (the flower part)
    • 1 (3 ounce) jar hormel real bacon bits (see note)
    • 1 medium onion, halved, sliced thin
    • Miracle Whip, to lightly coat (Do not sub or use light)
    • 7/8 ounce McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning, 1/3 of a 2 . 62 oz. bottle (do not sub.!)
    • 5 1/3 ounces canned parmesan cheese, 2/3 of the green can kind


    1. 1
      Note: The bottle says equivilant to 1 1/2 lbs bacon and do NOT sub immitation; You can also use the new kind that comes in a sealed pouch, use 3/4 to 1 cup, depending on how much bacon flavor you like.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, toss all ingredients.
    3. 3
      Add enough Miracle Whip to lightly coat all.
    4. 4
      Stir all well, chill at least one hour or overnight.
    5. 5
      Best overnight, though.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2009


      This recipe is awesome as another viewer stated. I made exactly as stated. My only complaint is I did as recomended by letting it sit overnight and even though it was lightly dressed, the lettuce was soggy. Next time I will do it no more than an hour or so in advance. And there will be a next time...Thanks.

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    • on December 18, 2009


      This is so good and simple. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on May 30, 2008


      I made with broccoli instead of cauliflower and it was awesome! I used real parmesan cheese in mine and it was devine!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Elegant Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 111.9
    Calories from Fat 50
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 16.6 mg
    Sodium 323.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 9.4 g

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    McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning

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