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Cauliflower Salad

Here is a perfect layered summer salad recipe that is easy and super delicious! It makes a great light meal or the perfect side for a barbeque or sandwiches. The best part — it can be made ahead!
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Salad, make ahead recipes, salad recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 784kcal


  • 1 Head of Iceberg lettuce bite-size pieces
  • 1 Onion, diced fine
  • 1 Head cauliflower, chopped fine
  • 1 Pound Bacon, crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar


  • Place in a large bowl by layers, the following: Lettuce and cauliflower. 
  • Spread the mayonnaise on top, making sure it covers the lettuce layer completely and touches the sides of the bowl (this acts as a seal and keeps the lettuce and cauliflower fresh -- essential to this salad! )
  • Next, spread the onion, bacon, Parmesan cheese, and sugar. 
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Toss and serve immediately.


This salad tastes best made the night before. You can certainly whip it up the same day but I love to make it ahead and refrigerate overnight.


Serving: 75g | Calories: 784kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg