This salad has been a family-favorite for years. Even people who don't typically like salad are surprised by how much they enjoy this dish. This is a real winner at potlucks and other large gatherings, as it makes quite a lot of salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels.

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, sugar, and basil together in a large bowl until smooth. Add broccoli, cauliflower, and red onion to mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate salad until chilled and flavors have blended, 3 hours to overnight.

  • Crumble bacon. Mix bacon, lettuce, croutons, and water chestnuts into salad.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 10.8g 4% DV; fat 21.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 18mg 6% DV; sodium 383.4mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2018
Really good! I added a little extra black pepper and seasonings. Didn't have time to let it sit but good none the less. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2020
I was looking for a recipe to use up some broccoli and cauliflower when I came across this recipe. I subbed Miracle Whip for mayo cause I didn't have mayo on hand. Loved this salad, will definitely make it again. It paired nicely with a vegetable quiche I made. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2018
Really good! I added a little extra black pepper and seasonings. Didn't have time to let it sit but good none the less. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
Loved how simple this recipe is to put together. The dried basil in the dressing was new to me. I had a small portion of cauliflower and broccoli left so I adjusted the other ingredients. Because I knew we would have leftovers I added the croutons to the individual salads before serving. By doing so the salad was still fresh the next day and additional croutons were added. I love how much this taste like 24-hr layered lettuce salad but made and eaten the same day. I will definitely be using this recipe again. We had this salad with 'Buffalo Chicken Calzone' another AR recipe. Thanks for sharing SFORD1024 Read More
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