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That Addicting Salad

MINNESOTAMOM

"The salad that initiated a year-long quest to duplicate the recipe! When I threw yet another attempt at the dressing in the fridge overnight, I hit on the secret ingredient. A huge hit with guests!"
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Ingredients

12 h 15 m servings 285 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and sugar until well blended. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Stir again just before using.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, carrot, cauliflower, and bacon bits. Toss with chilled dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 285 calories; 26.1 g fat; 6.4 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; 24 mg cholesterol; 536 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Four stars because of the high fat content, but I have been making this salad for years. It is always a huge hit. NEVER use fake bacon, or fake anything when you are in the kitchen. I do this...

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While I enjoyed the flavor, I initially began by leaving out the sugar. Absolutely NO need for extra calories and unnecessary calories. I liked it a lot. However, I made it again but this tim...

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Four stars because of the high fat content, but I have been making this salad for years. It is always a huge hit. NEVER use fake bacon, or fake anything when you are in the kitchen. I do this...

Well, I thought that I knew better than the author and served this salad in less than 1 hour. No raves, but good. Then the next evening I served the remainder of it, and YOU ARE RIGHT - it takes...

My family loves this recipe. As another reviewer mentioned, it originally came from a MN restaurant. They served it tableside just adding the dressing before serving. The dressing definately mus...

While I enjoyed the flavor, I initially began by leaving out the sugar. Absolutely NO need for extra calories and unnecessary calories. I liked it a lot. However, I made it again but this tim...

liked this but not with white sugar, added 4 tb of seasoned rice wine vinegar to it instead. did the sweet/sour thing but thinned the mayo a bit and i am not into completely sweet or thick sala...

We doubled the amount of greens and added homemade croutons and chopped hard-boiled egg. The dressing is key, I made it exactly as written. Delicious!

This is a GREAT and EASY salad! I've made this a dozen times sice I first came across it last summer. It always goes down great! Never any left over. The dressing is enough for double the sala...

It was alright. Addicting? Well, I'm the only one who had seconds, but even I wasn't particularly thrilled. It was just alright. I thought there was way too much dressing for the amount of v...

Wonderful “make ahead” recipe. I make the dressing and cut up the vegetables the night before. Just before serving, I mix it all together. Always double the recipe for gatherings because it’s...