Rating: 4.09 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Thinly sliced, raw cauliflower and cooked shrimp, marinated in a creamy dressing, are the main ingredients in this unusual salad. This has always been a hit at potlucks and family get-togethers. It tastes best if you make it a day before you plan to serve it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a small saucepan, and add water to cover. Cover the pan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 12 minutes. Cool, peel, and chop the hard boiled eggs.

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  • Mix mayonnaise and salad dressing together in a small bowl.

  • To a large bowl, add cauliflower, shrimp, green onions, chopped eggs, olives, and pimientos. Toss to combine. Stir in dressing mixture, and toss to coat. Refrigerate. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 14.9g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 27.8g; cholesterol 156mg; sodium 542mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
I was intrigued by the odd combination of ingredients in this recipe and though skeptical the reviews convinced me to try it. I'm glad I did - the results were surprisingly tasty! I omitted the boiled eggs (I'm not a fan) and chilled it overnight as recommended. I served the salad over baby spinach dressed lightly with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Awesome! I would never have thought to combine these ingredients but I will definitely make this again. Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2011
The reviews for this are so good I'm inclined to think I got the wrong kind of Creamy Italian Dressing. Here's what happened: since I was making this for just my husband and me I cut the recipe in half counting on leftovers. I confess I've never sliced cauliflower before and thus wound up with large slices of 2 dimensional tree-looking pieces and a bunch of crumbs. Next time I'd slice each of the smaller "flowers". I happened to have frozen shrimp which I soaked in water until it was defrosted. Worked perfectly. I also mixed the mayo and salad dressing separately as directed. This was when a "kitchen instinct" told me to taste the mayo/dressing mix with a bit of the salad before I poured it all in. And that's when I knew it wasn't going to work. The sharp flavor of the Italian dressing (creamy though it was) was too overwhelming for the other flavors to come through. So I switched gears and used Ranch dressing (without mixing it with mayo). It's good enough to eat but not what I'd bring to a pot luck. It would help if the author specified the brand of dressing since I'm not the only one to be put off by it. It's very possible I missed a great salad here... the ingredients are healthy and look pretty together. But the dressing at least my version of it would have ruined this for me. Read More
(10)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
I was intrigued by the odd combination of ingredients in this recipe and though skeptical the reviews convinced me to try it. I'm glad I did - the results were surprisingly tasty! I omitted the boiled eggs (I'm not a fan) and chilled it overnight as recommended. I served the salad over baby spinach dressed lightly with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Awesome! I would never have thought to combine these ingredients but I will definitely make this again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2011
The reviews for this are so good I'm inclined to think I got the wrong kind of Creamy Italian Dressing. Here's what happened: since I was making this for just my husband and me I cut the recipe in half counting on leftovers. I confess I've never sliced cauliflower before and thus wound up with large slices of 2 dimensional tree-looking pieces and a bunch of crumbs. Next time I'd slice each of the smaller "flowers". I happened to have frozen shrimp which I soaked in water until it was defrosted. Worked perfectly. I also mixed the mayo and salad dressing separately as directed. This was when a "kitchen instinct" told me to taste the mayo/dressing mix with a bit of the salad before I poured it all in. And that's when I knew it wasn't going to work. The sharp flavor of the Italian dressing (creamy though it was) was too overwhelming for the other flavors to come through. So I switched gears and used Ranch dressing (without mixing it with mayo). It's good enough to eat but not what I'd bring to a pot luck. It would help if the author specified the brand of dressing since I'm not the only one to be put off by it. It's very possible I missed a great salad here... the ingredients are healthy and look pretty together. But the dressing at least my version of it would have ruined this for me. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
This recipe is a hit. I made it for the first time took it to a church fellowship they loved it. I had to make another batch to keep at home. It's really very good. It is best to make it the day before as suggested. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2003
Okay but it needs a more flavorful dressing than the bottled one I used. Also too much green onion for my taste. I liked the combination of salad ingredients but I need a good salad dressing recipe to go with this instead of using a bottled one. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
I love this recipe!!! I make it for my very picky female friends and everyone asks for the recipe!!!! Make sure to use good shrimp - not the canned variety! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
This is a fantastic recipe: It has so much texture and flavor. I made this recipe yesterday for a large gathering and I was repeatedly complimented on this recipe as well as asked for the recipe. I referred those individuals to allrecipes.com! Thanks Amy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
A quick easy recipe to make when unexpected guests stop by on a hot summer day. You can stretch how many the recipe will feed by serving the salad over a bed of lettuce. Add some crusty bread and you have a light summer dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
Excellent! Made it to take to a graduation party for my son-in-law. Everyone loved it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2003
I wasnt real crazy about this. I did change the recipe a little however. The olives didnt appeal to me so I left those out. I also added a small amount of chopped celery and some frozen green peas. It wasnt bad and my Mother liked it quite a bit and ended up taking the majority of the bowl home. A little bland. Read More
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