7 Layer Cauliflower Salad

With summer entertaining upon us, this is a great make-ahead salad that holds up well on the buffet table.  I first tasted it at a potluck where it was served to rave reviews and the recipe shared with me.  It has great texture, flavor and crunch. I mean, crisp bacon, cheese and cauliflower  all in one bowl.  What’s not to love?  I added cherry tomatoes and substituted blue cheese dressing for mayonnaise in my version and reduced the sugar in half.  Crowd pleaser in a bowl!

7 Layer Cauliflower Salad

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cored, leaves removed, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 cups mayonnaise or blue cheese dressing
  • 4 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 pound of bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  1. In a large bowl, layer the ingredients in the order listed, starting with the lettuce on the bottom. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Toss well before serving.

Bottom 2 layers: torn iceberg and cauliflower florets

Dressing and tomatoes added on top of the cauliflower.

Ready to chill.

Thank you Renate for this delicious recipe!

6 thoughts on “7 Layer Cauliflower Salad

    • You are right Jenna. It’s all about letting the flavors meld in this salad. The original recipe called for mayo in the same quantity, no tomatoes and 1/2 cup of sugar,which I found shocking, in case you want to try the original. Let me know what you think!

      Johanne Lamarche


    • Me too:). I think it would be great with crumbled blue cheese swapped for the parmesan too. It makes a huge salad, so good for a party. Not so much for an every day family salad.

      Johanne Lamarche


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