Potluck Cauliflower and Lettuce Salad
There are many combinations for Cauliflower Salads, this particular version is the favorite in our area. A delicious make ahead, perfect for potlucks and family gatherings. Great salad to add to the holiday table. For those special occasions I serve this in a cut glass bowl ... making it look as good as it tastes. I have been known to add slivered almonds to make for extra crunch! This salad requires at least eight hours mellowing time ... best made the night before ... that is a big plus when you are cooking for a crowd!
- Ready In:
- 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellmans)
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 medium head cauliflower
- 1 medium head lettuce
- 1 medium red onion
- 1⁄2 cup bacon bits (best you can find)
- In a small bowl: mix the mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese and sugar to make the dressing and set aside.
- In large bowl: break cauliflower into florets, tear lettuce into bite size pieces, red onion thinly sliced, add the bacon bits.
- Pour dressing over the salad, cover and refrigerate.
- Toss before serving.
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Hi?? I’ve been making this recipe for a few years now..One of my dearest friends introduced me to this recipe and I’ve been loving it ever since..I make it without the Parmesan cheese..just my preference..We call it snow salad and we make it every single Christmas Eve for our friends and family at our Christmas Eve gathering and it’s ALWAYS a huge hit..I also make it in a large clear deep dish and I layer the ingredients...First I add the lettuce,then the crumbled bacon which I fry myself, then I add the red onion and cauliflower, then I get the squeezable bottle of Hellmans mayonnaise and I add it to the top of the ingredients,then I. Sprinkle the white sugar on top of the mayo...then I keep layering the ingredients til the very top of the deep clear dish making sure to finish with the layer of mayo and sugar so it looks like Snow ;) hence the name Snow Sald...it looks so pretty all layered together in the dish with all the colors...Beautiful,delicious recipe that NEVER gets old..I look forward to making it this Christmas ??...Thanks for allowing me to share my long comment lolReply
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!Reply