Quick & Easy Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad is loaded with crispy bacon, crunchy veggies, and a dressing that will remind you of your favorite potato salad. It’s perfect as a side dish or an unexpected treat at a party or potluck. Be prepared to hand out the recipe, as this easy quick and easy salad is always a crowd-pleaser!

bacon cheddar cauliflower salad in a blue bowl

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Why You’ll Want to Make Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Salad

large bowl of bacon cheddar cauliflower salad with a wooden spoon
  • This recipe is super quick and easy. You can mix everything together in about 15 minutes and stick it in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve.
  • The salad dressing is simply mayo with a bit of sugar, which gives the salad a touch of sweetness but isn’t overbearing.
  • It’s perfect when you want to make or bring a side dish that’s just a little bit different but has flavors you know most people will enjoy.
  • It just tastes really good and pairs perfectly with almost any grilled meat.
bacon cheddar potluck cauliflower salad on a wooden spoon

What You’ll Need to Make Potluck Cauliflower Salad

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  • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp sugar

How to Make Picnic Cauliflower Salad

Step One

Combine the bacon, cheese, red pepper, onion, and cauliflower in a large bowl.

In a separate small bowl, combine the mayo and sugar.

Step Two

Pour the mayo mixture over the veggie mixture and toss until the salad is completely coated. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving, to give the flavors time to mingle.

small white bowl of picnic cauliflower salad

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bacon cheddar potluck cauliflower salad on a wooden spoon

Quick & Easy Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Salad

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Cauliflower Salad is loaded with crispy bacon, crunchy veggies, and a dressing that will remind you of your favorite potato salad. It's perfect as a side dish or an unexpected treat at a party or potluck. Be prepared to hand out the recipe, as this easy quick and easy salad is always a crowd-please!
Prep Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium red pepper diced
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

Step One

  • Combine the bacon, cheese, red pepper, onion, and cauliflower in a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the mayo and sugar.

Step Two

  • Pour the mayo mixture over the veggie mixture and toss until the salad is completely coated. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving, to give the flavors time to mingle.
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 - 6
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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