My mom's famous make-ahead cauliflower salad for picnics and barbeques.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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 bacon slices on paper towels. Chop into small pieces.

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  • Layer iceberg lettuce, cauliflower, red onion, bacon, mayonnaise, sugar, and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl, in that order. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place a heavy pan on top of the salad to press it down.

  • Refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours, checking occasionally that salad is still pressed down.

  • Toss salad; season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

365.9 calories; 10.7 g protein; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 33.9 mg cholesterol; 666.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2020
My Mom has been making this for 40 yrs and our family just loves it. The layers are necessary (as one poster asked), because if you are making it the day before you don't want the lettuce getting limp and soggy. Once everything is mixed, as anyone knows, lettuce doesn't hold up for long. Delicious salad--our favorite. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
My Mom has been making this for 40 yrs and our family just loves it. The layers are necessary (as one poster asked), because if you are making it the day before you don't want the lettuce getting limp and soggy. Once everything is mixed, as anyone knows, lettuce doesn't hold up for long. Delicious salad--our favorite. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2017
Great salad! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2020
Not sure why the layers were so important to this recipe, as I found it difficult to toss when ready to serve. It was good but I’d cut the bacon and onion in half next time. Next time I’ll toss and refrigerate ahead of time but skip the instruction to put pressure on it. Nicely chilled when served! Read More
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