Recently made this for a potluck and the bowl was empty when we left! Great recipe, only changes made is that I threw in some cherry tomatoes and almonds for some crunch.
Yum! I very much enjoyed all the nice flavors! I used veggie bacon bits. Thanks! Made for the Australian Swap Aug. 2009 game.
I've always loved this salad and the many versions people have of it. I have a similar recipe posted that uses cheddar cheese. but I must say I really liked the parmesan cheese in this version. I used real bacon, cooked and crumbled. It is a very pretty salad and perfect for picnics. Thanx for sharing!
I cut this way down to make just two servings for lunch today and it stilled worked fantastic and I loved the taste. My grandmother does a hot cauliflower dish that I have always loved with combines mayo, sugar, bacon and cauliflower. This is sort of the cold version of that in salad form and so I had to love it. I used fat free Hellman's mayo and splenda and it worked fantastically. Made for ZWT4.
We loved this! The sugar amount is right on, and the lettuce being mixed in ahead works well with the cauliflower. B/c there was only the two of us for supper, I made a half recipe then assembled half of that and plan on assembling the remainder tomorrow and adding almonds to it. Made for Spring PAC 08.
Although cauliflower and lettuce seem like a weird combination, they work well together here. A very similar Recipezaar recipe suggests mixing the dressing in immediately prior to serving. This might be more appealing to those who want crunchier lettuce (and they used Romaine), but as Gerry points out, the great flavors become more pronounced with time. Whatever your preference, both recipes are winners. Thanks, Gerry.
This was fantastic!! I used scallions in place of the red onions and I allowed the cauliflower to stay in the dressing for a few hours and added the lettuce and bacon bits right before serving and tossed. This simple dressing is so great that I can't wait to try it on something else. Thank you so much!!!
We were invited to a dinner party and I offered this salad as a contribution. All the guests were very impressed and copies of the recipe have been passed on. The parmesan in the sauce adds a lovely flavour and the bacon a tasty addition. Thanks Gerry for another great recipe.
I wasn't as crazy about this salad as I have been other salads of yours I have tried. I reduced the amounts to make a smaller batch, but don't think that impacted anything. I did leave the amount of parmesan cheese the same & added black pepper and diced celery. I think I would add red peppers or grated carrots to add more color next time if I carry this salad to a potluck. I found the flavor a bit bland, but I am addicted to spicy & robust, so it might just be me. DH thought the flavor was fine. Thank you Gerry for sharing your recipe with me!
This salad was very good and so easy to put together, I just put my second batch in the fridge, thanks for sharing